|Source||Waiomatatini, East Coast. From the garden of the late Sir Apirana Ngata.|
A handsome bronze coloured harakeke. Deep brown tones with crimson, almost translucent margins and markings along centre of blades. Sometimes known as the Blue Flax because of the distinct purply-blue bloom on the underside of the leaves and on the kōrari. The young flower stems on one small bush were almost navy-blue.
Ornamentalómainly for garden display. Contrasts well when planted among other cultivars.
|Muka extraction||Unsuccessful muka extraction, keeps breaking. Small amount of weak fibre.|
|Raranga - unboiled||Leaves wide, producing lots of whenu. Soft and pliable, good for beginners. Not much fibre, lacking strength. Dries yellow.|
|Rene Orchiston||Katarina Tawiri||Rob Smissen||Sue Scheele|