Arthropodium cirratum
(Renga Renga, Rock Lily)

Arthropodium cirratum
(Renga Renga, Rock Lily)

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Foliage Colour: Green
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 0.6 m
Mature Width: 0.6 m
Site Condition: Coastal, Loamy Soil
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade
Drainage: Dry
Category: Flax
Features: Native. Suitable for bordering or edging and ground cover. Attractive to birds and bees. Flower colour: White. Fruit colour: Green. Suitable restoration species.

Arthropodium cirratum, commonly called Renga Renga or Rock Lily, is used widely as a ground-cover for dry shade and under trees. Forms large clumps of broad, medium-green, arching foliage. Graceful sprays of white star-shaped flowers from spring to mid-summer. Found naturally throughout NZ in coastal areas. Effective planted in groups. Tolerates coastal winds. Gets frosted back in Canterbury. Hardy.

This herbaceous perennial is grown for its foliage and flowers. It grows as a clump and bears soft and lush, dark green foliage held with a gentle arch. Masses of starry, white flowers are borne on wispy stems through spring and summer and are followed by fruits and seeds that attract birds. This plant is found naturally throughout NZ in coastal areas where it typically grows to as a tidy clump to about 75 cm tall and the same wide. It grows best when planted in full sun or partial shade on a well-drained, frost free site, though will tolerate dry and exposed conditions. The Renga Renga Lily is commonly mass planted as a groundcover, used in cottage or white gardens, included in borders, or planted around outdoor living areas.

Habitat: Found growing in dry, rocky coastal regions.

Flowering: Spring - Summer [September - December]
Fruiting:    Summer [January - February]

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