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Arthropodium cirratum, the Renga lily, is a hardy clumping herbaceous perennial that is useful for brightening difficult spots under trees and in dry shade. It bears panicles of white or pink lily flowers in spring and summer. The dense foliage acts as a groundcover, preventing weed growth under the plant.
Arthropodium is an easy care plant with few pests and diseases, and will flower in shade. It is good for coastal and poolside areas, as well as for mass plantings and container growing. It can grow in full sun to shade, and will grow in a wide range of soil types. It is suitable for tropical to temperate areas, and for cooler climates if given protection from frost. This plant is native to coastal areas of New Zealand.
The rhizomes are edible if cooked. The new rhizomes are the best, as older ones are tough and fibrous, and the taste resembles potato.
Flower colour: white, pink
Flowering season: spring summer
Maximum height: 0.9 metres
Minimum height: 0.6 metres
Maximum width: 0.8 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds, butterflies, lizards.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 6.0-7.8
Slugs and snails
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Slow release fertiliser applied in spring.