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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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Ptisana salicina
Height: 3m;  Spread: 3m
King Fern (Fern)
King Fern was named Marattia salicina. It inhabits damp gullies, but thrives in shady moist gardens. Frost tender it makes an ideal pot plant but grows quite large.
» For a landscaping perspective on Ptisana salicina see this article by O2 Landscapes ...