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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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Polytrichum juniperinum
Height: 0.01m;  Spread: 0.2m
Moss (Moss)
A hardy moss that will 'shrink' in dry conditions to recover with cool moisture. Our form has distinctive bronze red foliage and is adapted to grow in the harshest sites including Antarctica.
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Bush area below Bullock Track, Western Springs, Auckland