Elatostena rugosum has lush large purple & green leaves that are most attractive. Flourishes in damp shaded places and are often flourish in the native bush along streams and covers the ground well. Endimic to the North Island only, from North Cape to Kapiti Island and the Tararua range. Locally sparse in the lower North Island.
Prefers damp and shaded areas often by streamsides in lowland to montane forest.
Grows 60cm X 1m