Terra Luma’s Favourite Plants for 2017

Feijoa sellowiana (Pineapple Guava)
This is a fantastic evergreen edible – if you have the space for it! Dark, glossy green leaves with grey underside. Cold-hardy to Zone 7 too!


Elegia capensis (Restio)
This elegant perennial is from the Cape of Good Hope region in South Africa. Native to streamsides and moist area. It’s feathery branches spread by rhizomes to form large, dense clumps, so I prefer to keep its gorgeous foliage contained to pots and planters. Relation looks great planted with Agapanthus!


Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ (Japanese Forest Grass)
‘Aureola’ is a golden, striped form of Japanese Forest Grass. One of the easiest, most graceful of grasses! It is shade-loving and thrives in moist, humusy, well-drained soils. The papery texture of its leaves reminds me of bamboo!

The only thing I would change about this grass is that it is deciduous! If only it were evergreen! But its winter absence makes the heart grow fonder, and I personally can’t get enough of it in the Spring, Summer and Autumn!


Stipa gigantea and Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’ (Ornamental Grasses)