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Elatostema rugosum
Height: 0.5m;  Spread: 1m
Parataniwha (Ground Cover)
Attractive purple tinted foliage for a damp, shady site. Excellent alongside shady stream banks and waterfalls.
» Click here for our Elatostema rugosum article published in the Titirangi Tatler, March 2012
Photo gallery:
Elatostema rugosum with flowers just visible at the leaf nodes on the stem.
@ Dingle Dell Reserve St Heliers a few months back - seems to be content.
Parataniwha in flower, Oakley Creek.
Growing tips:
On 16/12/2014, Martin Nicholls said:
Must have constant moisture. Likes wet soils but does not tolerate stagnant, poorly drained conditions, so best grown near streams. Does far better in western North Island regions.