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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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Chionochloa rubra subsp occulata
Height: 1.3m;  Spread: 1.5m
Grass
This is similar to C. rubra apart from the flowers. However it does grow very well in warmer climates and does do well in the wet. Wispy light brown leaves forming dense clumps with delicate flower heads amongst the top of the foliage.
Photo gallery:
Geoff Davidson admires a Chionochloa rubra looking perky in the snow.