Story: Horticultural use of native plants

Mānuka ‘Red Damask’

Mānuka ‘Red Damask’

‘Red Damask’, here advertised in a nursery catalogue, is one of the mānuka (Leptospermum scoparium) cultivars bred by W. E. Lammerts in California. It grows well in sunny, dry locations and produces many dark red double flowers in spring. It is popular in the cut-flower trade. The flowering branches have a vase life of six to seven days.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Horticultural use of native plants - Breeding native plants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 February 2020)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007