Astelia Red Devil

 

A clump-forming, evergreen perennial with upright to arching, linear, silvery, reddish-brown leaves, turning reddish-purple in winter, and long-stalked panicles of white flowers in summer. Height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.6m after 10-20 years.

 

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained, preferably acid soil in full sun or partial shade. Foliage may be damaged by cold winds and hard frosts.

 

General Ornamental Grass Planting care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.