Here are the cuttings (and prices) which we can provide on a seasonal basis. Please sign up for our free e-news to be advised of dates available.
- Watch out for a notification in our e-news. These cuttings are seasonal and NOT available at other times of the year.
- Please pre-order the cuttings you require (to ensure we do not oversell). Email
with your name, address (for mail), phone number (mobile
preferred) and quantities and selection.
- Cuttings are $10 for one, $15 for any two, $20 for any three PLUS $10 P&P via courier. Add an extra $4 if it’s going to a RD address. Pay by internet banking into the MBNZT bank account with Kiwibank 38-9009-0654693-00 using your surname, postcode and 'cuttings' as reference.
- Cuttings will be sent out on the date advised in the e-news and you will be sent a tracking number.
- Please be prepared to open and put them into the medium immediately upon receipt. Here is a useful Youtube video to watch, from 4.18 minutes on. (It’s about Australian native plants and other plants/methods are discussed.)
Buddleja madagascariensis – Madagascan butterfly bush
B. madagascariensis is a substantial evergreen shrub with fragrant yellow flowers through autumn and winter. It is a buddleia, but it is NOT the pest plant, so you ARE allowed it.
Buddleja salviifolia – Spring-flowering buddleia
B. salviifolia flowers in late winter or early spring. It’s flowering now, very popular with butterflies as they return from overwintering. It is a buddleia, but it is NOT the pest plant, so you are allowed it in your garden. NOTE: Cuttings of this plant will be available next month so can be ordered now but will require separate P&P.
Montanoa grandiflora – Mexican Tree Daisy
Mexican tree daisy grows like crazy over the spring and summer and then flowers, brightening up the bleakest winter’s day. Bees, butterflies and moths love the flowers. Foliage has a delicious scent – some say chocolate chip cookies!
Tagetes lemmonii – Mexican marigold bush
This is a bushy evergreen shrub which will grow 1-2 metres tall/wide, although you can keep it more compact with pruning. Foliage has a strong fragrance of marigold/lemon/mint. Orange yellow flowers can bloom all year. Plant in full sun or part shade, well-drained soil. Drought tolerant in coastal gardens. Frost tender to a hard frost but rebounds quickly. Overall, hardy. Comes from southern Arizona and northern Mexico. Named after plant collectors John and Sara Lemmon, hence the name.
Telanthophora grandifolia – giant groundsel
Got a big space? This plant can grow up to 3-4 metres tall. It has fragrant yellow flower clusters, looking a bit like a Senecio species. Flower clusters are bigger than dinner plates and so are the paddle-shaped, scalloped, deep green leaves – about 300-400 metres long! Comes from the cloud forests of Mexico. Seems to flower twice a year here in Auckland. Plant in soil rich in humus, fast-draining. Frost tender.
Tithonia diversifolia – Mexican tree marigold or Mexican sunflower
T. diversifolia is a fast-growing plant, great for midwinter nectar, used as a garden ornamental, a green manure in agro-forestry systems, hedging and as a fodder crop for livestock such as goats and cattle. Flowers early winter.
Vitex agnus-castus or Chaste plant
V. agnus-castus is a native of the Mediterranean region. Butterflies love it, and parts of the plant are used as an herbal remedy to treat a variety of ailments. For instance, it is used to treat PMS, symptoms of menopause, infertility issues and other conditions affecting the female reproductive system. It’s been used in this way since ancient Greece. In Turkish medicine, it’s also used as a digestive, anti-fungal and anti-anxiety aid.