Once a month we will highlight a plant that is both suitable and stylish for the traditional Auckland garden. This month our plant is : 

Pratia puberula : 

One of my favourite perennial groundcovers is the Pratia puberula. This elegant low lying evergreen plant is a designer's delight. It creates a soft thick mat of bright green foliage, with a stunning yet delicate display of small white or blue flowers from spring through to autumn. It requires a little maintenance while it gets established, but it will reward you with an amazing show. Preferring a semi shaded area, this relatively new native to Australia and New Zealand will add that subtle sense of sophistication to your garden area.