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Aciphylla scott-thomsonii
Aciphylla scott-thomsonii
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Family: Apiaceae
Hardiness: Zone 8-9, have seen references to zone 7
Mature Size: 3'plant, up to 9' in flower
Exposure: Sun
Bloom Time: Summer
Moisture Needs: Moist to Moderate
Origin: New Zealand South Island, Mt Cook southwards
Price: $18.00
Pot Size: Large Band Pot

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)

Product Code: P4666

The largest of the Spaniard Grasses, this is native to sub-alpine montane grasslands on the South Island of New Zealand where it does experience snow.  The plant forms large tussocks whose needle sharp blue-green leaves can reach 3' long.   Perhaps best of all, it has a spike of soft yellow flowers up to 9' tall.  Not a true grass but in the carrot family which bends our minds just a bit.