Arthropodium cirratum

Arthropodium cirratum, also known as New Zealand rock lily, is a versatile and hardy plant that is commonly used in landscaping. It is a clumping plant with long, strappy leaves that grow up to 1m long and arch gracefully. In late spring to early summer, it produces tall spikes of delicate white flowers that attract bees and butterflies. Arthropodium cirratum can tolerate a wide range of growing conditions, from full sun to partial shade, and can grow in most soil types. It is an excellent choice for mass planting, border edging, and adding structure to a garden or landscape.



Height: Up to 1 m

Width: Up to 1 m

Aspect: Prefers partial shade to full sun and well-drained soils, but can tolerate a range of soil types and conditions, including clay and sandy soils. The plant is drought tolerant and can survive in areas with low rainfall.

Flowers: Produces spikes of delicate white, star-shaped flowers from spring through summer. The flowers are lightly fragrant and attract bees and other pollinators.

Uses: Arthropodium cirratum is a popular plant for ornamental landscaping, particularly in native gardens and as a border plant. The plant’s attractive flowers and foliage make it a popular choice for cut flower arrangements. The roots of the plant have also been used by Indigenous Australians and Maori people for medicinal purposes.


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