Silver Spear Astelia
Astelia chathamica 'Silver Spear'
Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||a-STEL-ee-uh chath-AM-ee-ka|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly forms foliage clump 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Seldom produces flowers; prized for foliage.|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Coral Bells (Heuchera); Carpet Bugle (Ajuga); Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon); Barberry (Berberis); Sea Holly (Eryngium)|
Best in enriched, well-drained, slightly acidic soil; adapts to a range of soil types. Shelter from harsh sun in hot southern regions. Water deeply, regularly to establish an extensive root system; tolerates moderate drought when established. May withstand colder temperatures with ample winter protection. Remove old, damaged foliage as needed.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10