This is a gorgeous new grass from the beaches of the Chatham Islands of New Zealand. Strong stems hold broad, metallic blue-green blades with silvery undersides and large terminal brown seed heads. It makes a stunning specimen plant in gravel or an open spot.
Sow at any time, in a well-lit position, into a good, soil-based compost. Cover seeds thinly and keep moist at around 15C. Some New Zealand species can be very slow indeed and may need cooler temperatures before they will come up. Grass seedlings should be potted on and grown on singly, or in clumps for more rapid establishment of a large specimen.