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Serendipitous supply
When the Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust wanted to give a gift of plants, locally sourced from Rarangi Beach, east of Blenheim, they came to Oratia. Not only could we provide an eco-sourced species, it was also a plant which had since disappeared from the region!

This is the Trust's story.

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Ficinia spiralis
Height: 0.4m;  Spread: 4m
Pingao (Other)
Pingao was named Desmoschoenus spiralis but genetic research shows it is closely related to Ficinia - a mainly South African genus. It is the frontline of vegetation on moving sand dunes. Striking green/orange colouring.
» Click here for our article on Coastal Restoration published in The Fringe, September 2013 ...
» Click here for our article on Pingao and Spinifex published in The Fringe, October 2013 ....
Photo gallery:
Pingao helping to stabilise the dunes on Great Barrier Island.
Pingao showing spiral seed-head.
 Product Name   Pot Size   Price   Buy Now 
 Ficinia spiralis  PB 12   $30.00 
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