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New Zealand’s Best Polygala Plants

Growing colourful shrubs in your garden delivers a vast range of benefits:

We have the largest variety of Polygala plants and the right one for your space. Our plants have been selected to thrive in NZ’s climate. We grow and stock only the highest quality plants, sourcing them locally, and from NZ’s leading nurseries. Each plant is packed and transported with extreme care, ensuring it arrives to you in the same condition it was in when it left the nursery. If you are wanting to buy Polygala, shop with confidence from the best in the industry.

Common questions about growing Polygala

1. How long does Polygala live?

The lifespan of Polygala plants varies depending on the species and growing conditions. Some species of Polygala are short-lived and only live for a few years, while others can live for 10 to 20 years or longer. For example, Polygala myrtifolia is a popular ornamental shrub that is known for its beautiful flowers and fragrant foliage. This species typically lives for 7 to 10 years. Other species of Polygala, such as Polygala grandiflora, can live for 10 to 15 years or longer. These species are often found in wildflower meadows and gardens.

The lifespan of Polygala plants can also be affected by growing conditions. Plants that are grown in well-drained soil and receive full sun are more likely to live longer than plants that are grown in poor soil and shade.

To prolong the lifespan of your Polygala plants, it is important to provide them with the following care:

With proper care, your Polygala plants will reward you with years of beautiful flowers and amazing foliage.

2. How big does Polygala grow?

The mature height of Polygala plants varies depending on the species. Some species are dwarf shrubs that only grow to a few inches tall, while others can grow into tall shrubs or small trees. For example, Polygala myrtifolia is a popular ornamental shrub that typically grows to 0.6 to 1.8 metres tall. Other species of Polygala, such as Polygala grandiflora, can grow to 4 metres tall or more.

The mature width of Polygala plants also varies depending on the species. Some species are narrow shrubs, while others can grow to be quite wide. For example, Polygala myrtifolia typically grows to 1.25 metres wide. Polygala grandiflora can grow to be 2 metres wide or more.

The growth rate of Polygala plants also varies depending on the species. Some species are fast-growing, while others are slow-growing. For example, Polygala myrtifolia is a fast-growing shrub that can reach its mature size in a few years. Other species of Polygala, such as Polygala grandiflora, are slow-growing shrubs that may take several years to reach their mature size.

3. Does Polygala need full sun?

Polygala plants typically prefer full sun to partial shade. This means that they need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day to thrive. Some species of Polygala can tolerate more shade than others, but they will generally flower more abundantly in full sun.

Here are some of the benefits of growing Polygala in full sun:

4. Is Polygala a perennial?

Polygala is a perennial plant, meaning it lives for more than two years. Some species are evergreen, while others are deciduous. They typically flower in spring or summer, but some species may also produce flowers in the autumn. They are relatively easy to care for and can be grown in a variety of climates.

Here are some of the benefits of growing Polygala:

If you are considering adding Polygala plants to your garden, it is important to select a species that is suitable for your growing conditions. Some species prefer full sun, while others can tolerate partial shade. Polygala plants also prefer well-drained soil. With proper care, Polygala plants will reward you with years of beautiful flowers and attractive foliage.

5. Is Polygala hardy?

Most species of Polygala are hardy in New Zealand and some of these include:

6. What is the common name for polygala?

The common name for Polygala is milkwort or snakeroot. This name comes from the plant's historical use in traditional medicine, where it was believed to be beneficial for increasing milk production in nursing mothers. The name "snakeroot" is thought to have originated from the plant's use as a treatment for snake bites.

Other common names for Polygala include:

The specific common name used for a particular species of Polygala may vary depending on its region or use. For example, Polygala myrtifolia is often called "September bush" or "sweet pea shrub," while Polygala vulgaris is commonly known as "common milkwort" or "heather milkwort."

7. Can you grow Polygala from cuttings?

Yes, Polygala can be grown from cuttings. The best time to take cuttings is in the spring or early summer, when the plants are actively growing.

Here are the steps on how to grow Polygala from cuttings:

  1. Take cuttings from healthy plants: Select healthy, disease-free stems from mature Polygala plants. Choose stems that are about 4-6 inches long and have several sets of leaves.
  2. Prepare the cuttings: Make a clean cut just below a node, which is the point where a leaf grows from the stem. Remove the lower leaves from the cutting, leaving about 2-3 sets of leaves at the top.
  3. Choose a rooting medium: Prepare a well-draining rooting medium, such as a mixture of peat moss and perlite. You can also use a commercial rooting hormone to encourage root development.
  4. Plant the cuttings: Fill a small pot or tray with the rooting medium and moisten it thoroughly. Dip the cut end of the stem into the rooting hormone, if using. Make a hole in the rooting medium with your finger and insert the cutting, making sure the leaves are not touching the soil.
  5. Create a humid environment: Cover the pot or tray with a plastic bag or cloche to maintain humidity around the cuttings. Place the pot in a warm, bright location, but out of direct sunlight.
  6. Mist the cuttings regularly: Mist the cuttings regularly to keep the rooting medium moist. Do not let the soil dry out completely, but avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot.
  7. Check for rooting: After several weeks, gently tug on the cuttings to check for rooting. If the cuttings have developed roots, they are ready to be transplanted into individual pots.

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