• Haloragis erecta ‘Wellington Bronze’

    Posted on May 23, 2015 by in Collector Plants, evergreen, Foliage plants, Good Pot Plant, Perennials, self seeds, shade tolerant, winter interest

    At this time of year when the last autumn leaves are shedding I start to notice some of the more subtle plants around the garden and this is definitely one of them. It is an evergreen perennial or sub-shrub grown basically for its pretty chocolate foliage. The flowers are small and the same colour as the leaves but what a useful thing it is!

    Every so often I cut it to the ground and within weeks it is back and better than ever.

    It grows to about 1metres tall and seems happy in sun to semi-shade as long as it isn’t deadly dry. Although a warning must be sounded at this point. It will self seed and some people seem to find it very willing. I do get seedlings in my garden but find the excess easy to deal with and they often come up in spots I would never have put them and promptly look stunning!

    The colour of the leaves is a great foil for flowers in almost any colour. It is great with reds, yellows and other strong shades and equally as good with pinks, whites and other pastels as well.

    I have nice plants in 20cm. pots for $16.50Haloragis erecta 'Wellington Bronze'

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