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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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Acaena microphylla
Height: 0.1m;  Spread: 1m
Scarlet Piripiri (Ground Cover)
Red or bronze-green foliage. Spiky, red seed heads are very attractive. If humidity is high, plant it in a windy, exposed site.
Photo gallery:
A microphylla in Dec after a rain shower.