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Elatostema rugosum


An attractive herbaceous groundcover for wet shaded areas with large prominently veined bronze green leaves.

Parataniwhai is naturally found only in the North Island.

It is found in damp shady streamsides and gullies, often being the dominant ground cover vegetation.

The insignificant male and female flowers are usually carried on separate plants.
  • W 50cm x W 1m
  • Full shade
  • Intolerant of dry conditions
  • Requires a wet and sheltered position
  • Frost tender
  • Protect from slugs and snails

 Plants in stock are ecosourced from the Waitakere Ecological District.

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