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Arthropodium cirratum commonly known as the New Zealand Rock Lily or Renga Lily. It is a herbaceous perennial plant native to New Zealand. 




  • Growth Habit: Arthropodium cirratum 'Matapouri Bay' is a clump-forming perennial with a tufted growth habit. It typically reaches a height of around 40 to 60 centimeters 
  • Leaves: The leaves of 'Matapouri Bay' are long, slender, and arching, with a graceful appearance. They are glossy and dark green, adding to the plant's overall attractiveness.
  • Flowers: In spring and summer, this cultivar produces delicate, star-shaped flowers on tall, slender stems. The flowers are usually white or pale lavender in color and have a lovely fragrance.


Growing Conditions:


  • Sunlight: Arthropodium cirratum 'Matapouri Bay' prefers full sun to partial shade. It can tolerate some shade but typically flowers best in areas with ample sunlight.
  • Soil: This plant thrives in well-draining, fertile soil. It can grow in various soil types, including sandy, loamy, or clay soils.
  • Watering: Once established, 'Matapouri Bay' is relatively drought-tolerant. However, regular watering during dry spells will help maintain healthy growth and flowering.
  • Temperature: This cultivar is well-suited for temperate climates and can tolerate light frosts. It may require protection in colder regions with freezing temperatures.
  • Maintenance: Arthropodium cirratum 'Matapouri Bay' is a low-maintenance plant. Remove spent flowers to encourage additional blooming. After flowering, trim back any dead or discolored foliage to keep the plant looking tidy.


Arthropodium cirratum 'Matapouri Bay' is a lovely choice for adding beauty to gardens, borders, and containers. Its graceful arching foliage and delicate flowers make it an excellent ornamental plant. As a native New Zealand plant, it is also beneficial for supporting local pollinators and wildlife. It is a wonderful addition to landscapes, providing a touch of elegance and natural charm.


Arthropodium cirratum 'Matapouri Bay'

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