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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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Hierochloe redolens
Height: 0.5m;  Spread: 0.5m
Karetu, Holy Grass (Grass)
Scented grass with dark green blades and purplish leaf bases. Prefers a sheltered site and moist soil. A cosmopolitan species used around the world to provide scented satchets and dried arrangements.
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Doing marvelously well until contractors found they could clean their boots on it . . . TIP - don't use them to clean your boots on . . . :}