Known as either the New Zealand Rock Lily or the New Zealand Renga Renga Lily (Arthropodium cirratum), this perennial plant is commonly seen in under storey plantings in the toughest to grow areas. With its lovely clumps of grey-green, slightly curved strappy leaves and tiny white flowers that appear high above the foliage from late spring to early summer, it provides a lovely soft alternative to those hard to grow areas in the garden.


How to grow New Zealand rock lily in a garden

  1. Choose a place in the garden that gets part sun to full shade. Prepare the planting area well by digging in Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed.
  2. Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots.
  3. Position in hole and backfill, gently firming down. Form a raised ring around the plant, creating a well so that water will go where it’s needed most. Water in well. 
  4. Mulch with an organic mulch such as bark chips, woodchip or pea straw keeping it away from the base of the plants.
  5. Feed in autumn and spring with Yates Thrive All Purpose Granular Plant Food to ensure health growth and strong root development. TIP: For an added boost apply Yates Thrive Natural Fish & Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate.
how-to-grow-new-zealand-rock-lily_1552536410164

 

How to grow New Zealand rock lily in a pot

  1. Choose a pot that is at least twice the size of the selected plant. Position in the garden that receives part sun to full shade.
  2. Fill the pot with a quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix.
  3. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots.
  4. Position in hole and backfill, gently firming down. Water in well.
  5. Feed regularly throughout the warmer months Yates Thrive Natural Fish & Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate to ensure healthy growth and strong root development.

Growing tips

  • To keep the plant looking at its best, remove any of the older or damaged leaves.
  • This plant can be easily propagated through division in spring by carefully removing it from the ground or the pot and dividing into separate clumps with a spade.
  • New Zealand rock lilies dislike having wet feet and will suffer from root rot if planted in boggy soils.
  • Great for use in the shaded areas around pools or in coastal locations.
 

More Plants

Flax

Flax (Phormium spp.) are highly versatile plants which can grow well in swampy or dry conditions. Great for large pots or en-masse in garden beds.

English Daisy

English Daisy flowers come in single or double forms in colours of pink, red and white. Ideal in pots or in the garden as a border plant or en masse.

Echinacea

Echinacea is a hardy herbaceous perennial with large fragrant pink daisy-like flowers. Used for therapeutic purposes and as a delicious tea.

Virginian Stock

Bright pink, purple, and white blooms prolifically cover this flowering annual in spring and summer. They're easy to grow and are perfectly suited to garden beds, borders and pots.

Zinnia

Fall in love with the bright and cheery faces of zinnias. Plant them in the vegie patch or in pots to help attract beneficial bugs to the garden.

Wire Vine

An incredibly versatile plant, Wire Vine can be used as a ground cover, twining climber, shrub or clipped into topiary. Grow in the garden or in pots.


Recommended products