Libertia peregrinans 'Gold Leaf' (new zealand iris) -- this evergreen “flag” makes spreading clumps of plants, to 18” tall, with dainty, iris-like foliage tinted a golden-orange that is more intense in winter. Slightly lean soil and bright light for best color. White spring flowers produce clusters of black fruit, attractive against the foliage. Able to withstand wet soil and all but severe drought. Another good container specimen and/or knitter. Frost hardy to the low end of USDA zone 8.
Chionochloa flavicans Often referred to as a miniature toetoe. Looks great in combination with flaxes and Muehlenbeckia astonii. Needs to be planted in dry or free-draining soil. Type of plant Herbaceous - Perennial Size 1 x 1 m Landscape Use foliage and flower display Specifications Temperature: Hardy Light: Medium High Moisture: Low Medium Soil: Light Medium Wind tolerance: High Coastal tolerance: High
Libertia peregrinans, or new Zealand iris, with spiky amber stems makes a dramatic and unexpected statement. Fragrant white blossoms, which appear in the spring, add to the allure of this unusual plant.
( Anemanthele lessoniana 'Pheasant’s Tail Grass' ) This native NZ grass is supposedly only hardy to -12.2 °C (10°F) but we've had great luck with it in protected areas of our garden. It put on a gorgeous show and even the dead grass looks great over the winter.
The feathery New Zealand cascading grass Anemanthele lessoniana is very light and weightless, with reddish tones from mid-summer on.These grasses are fairly short-lived, but modestly generous with their seedlings. The grasses themselves look beautiful for three or four years. Then it's usually time to dig out and replace.