Red Devil

Red Devil
ASTELIA

Clump forming Astelia ‘Red Devil’ is a natural selection of Astelia nivicola, a native species endemic to New Zealand that can be found growing in low lying forest areas, or higher up the mountains, cavorting amongst the snow tussocks. It’s a tough character, given the right conditions: sun or semi-shade and free-draining, consistently damp, but not wet soil. Foliage colours up best in a fully exposed, sunny position, where it will reward you with beautiful reddish-bronze hues, that intensify in colour over the winter months. In warmer climates, ’Red Devil’ much prefers the coolest area of the garden, shaded from midday and hot afternoon sun. Plant as colour and textural contrast in garden borders (looks fabulous amongst bronze and orange grasses), or large containers placed strategically as accents around the garden and outdoor living areas. Evergreen.

SIZE
H 50cm - 70cm x W 50cm - 70cm
BLOOM TIME
Insignificant
FOLIAGE
Reddish-bronze, strap-like, arching
HABIT
Clump forming
PROPAGATION METHODS
Tissue Culture / Division
HARDINESS
Cold Tolerant
USDA HARDINESS ZONES
7 to 9
LICENCE
Licence available worldwide
PROTECTION STATUS
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