Armstrongs Mountain Daisy
A perennial in the daisy and sunflower family (Asteraceae), native to wet mountain meadows on the South Island of New Zealand. It forms an open cluster or mat of rosettes of linear leaves to 40 cm (16 in.) long that are bronzy-green above with a prominent orangish line along the middle and silvery and finely hairy below, and rise from an underground rootstock. The daisy-like flowers are held just above the leaves. In cultivation, it is easily grown and prefers a shaded, moist but well drained position in a temperate climate. It dislikes excessive heat and humidity. Seeds may benefit from cold stratification for up to 3 months.