- muehlenbeckia astonii
New Zealand native plants are beautifully architectural. Strapped leaves, tangled divaricating branches and powerful colours all contribute to a strong structure in the garden. This spring our Poor Knights lily has dared to throw forth a bloom, and the native clematis and kowhai are proud to show off their seasonal display. I love how the rain hangs like diamonds from the muehlenbekia as the new leaves emerge.