Chatham Island For-get-me-not... Myostotidium Hortensia

Pretty pleased to see a very healthy bloom on my Chatham Island For-get-me-not in the garden at the moment.. This stunning plant that is in the same family as your common garden For-get-me-not and the flower looks similar the leaf and the way it grows is very different .. the flower head is about 6inches across and the leaves are very large ( similar to Rhubarb ) and dark green and glossy .. They can be a bit tricky to grow in the home garden but my one is very happy in it spot.. I am looking forward to seeing these growing in their natural habitat in a few weeks time ... so you will be seeing more of these beauties ... https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-plants/chatham-island-forget-me-not/
I've never seen these before. So pretty!
posted October 10th, 2018  
That's a new one on me Julz, they look fabulous. Wonder if they'd grow here. If they're available, of course.
posted October 10th, 2018  
@golftragic Would be interested to know if they are available in Oz.. They grow well from seed so that maybe a worth while option .. mine grows on the South side of the house .. only very early morning sun and very dry ... somewhere where nothing else grows.. @kiwichick I would think they would grow in Wellington Leslie..
posted October 10th, 2018  
Beautiful
posted October 10th, 2018  
This is a very special daisy and only grows in special places... as says by its name. I did have one that grew, but unfortunately one ( who shall remain nameless) cut it down to tidy up that area!
posted October 10th, 2018  
@maggiemae Oh dear .. I lost a vairgated Puka tree (very rare) by one of those nameless gardeners...
posted October 10th, 2018  
A lovely shot of these beautiful little flowers and their pretty colour.
posted October 10th, 2018  
They are such a gorgeous colour. Fav
posted October 10th, 2018  
Beautiful
posted October 10th, 2018  
They are so pretty, what gorgeous flowers. With your knowledge of flowers no wonder they feel at home in your garden.
posted October 10th, 2018  
A very pretty flower - and I think your photo is much better than the one on the link you provided!
A FAV!
posted October 10th, 2018  
gorgeous colour!
posted October 10th, 2018  
It does look lush and to be growing very well there.
posted October 10th, 2018  
Simple and beautiful
posted October 10th, 2018  
This is really besutiful, and your photo is much better than the one in the link.
posted October 10th, 2018  
Fabulous composition
posted October 10th, 2018  
Lovely pov, colors
posted October 10th, 2018  
Lovely shot
posted October 10th, 2018  
love it ...
posted October 11th, 2018  
@julzmaioro I'll check it out.
posted October 11th, 2018  
I've found a NZ supplier online and have ordered some seeds. Should all be OK with Aussie quarantine that way, don't want to get up their noses. Thanks Julz, looking forward to growing some of these. I found two Australian places that sell the actual plants online, but both were out of stock. If we are successful with the seeds I may be seeking some planting advice from you. Thanks again.
posted October 11th, 2018  
Sweet against the dark background
posted October 11th, 2018  
@golftragic that is so cool.. mine sees down pretty easy with out any special treatment.. look forward to hearing how you go..
posted October 11th, 2018  
@julzmaioro I'll keep you posted. Speaking of posted, a packet of 10 seeds cost me $NZ18, the postage cost me $NZ25!! Bloomin' ripoff, something like that could go as letter postage and it doesn't cost $25 to send a letter to/from NZ/Australia.
posted October 11th, 2018  
@golftragic Oh that is shocking .. lets hope they all grow for you ..
posted October 11th, 2018  
Beautiful :)
posted October 11th, 2018  
@julzmaioro I can assure they will be getting a great deal of TLC! Maybe the company has a standard O/S postage fee no matter the size of your order??? Ripoffs are rife in Oz too, of course.
posted October 12th, 2018  
A wonderful capture.
posted October 12th, 2018  
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