Astelia nivicola 'Red Gem'

Red Gem Astelia

Evergreen Perennial, Tender Perennial

The silvery-gray, sword-shaped evergreen foliage of Astelia 'Red Gem' provides handsome all-season structure in mixed garden beds or is wonderful as foliage accent in containers. Can be damaged (or lost!) to harsh winter weather when grown in areas that are on the low end of its hardiness range.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade


Size: 18 - 24 tall x 18 - 24 wide
Shape / Form: Strappy
Foliage Texture: Coarse, Medium
Foliage Quality: Coarse, Medium

Features: Attractive Foliage, Dwarf / Compact Plant, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Bronze / Copper, Silver / Gray

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Container, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: front of border
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos