Pronounced (are-throw-poh-dee-uhm can-dee-dum purr-purr-ee-uhm) Fast facts:
commonly known as 'dwarf rock lily' or 'New Zealand rock lily'
purpley bronze leaves that set small white flowers in summer
mature plants will be 8-10" tall while flowering stems are approximately 12" tall
deciduous grass that spreads through clumping or self-seeding
Plant this arthropodium in part to full sun where you seeking to add some extra detail on a smaller scale. Rock gardens are an option, or in mixed beds, but would not recommend for containers or borders due to its deciduous nature. Spreads, but not aggressively, and adds a whimsical texture and a soft color. A relative of lilies, though in different families, the similarity is palpable when white lily-like flowers emerge in June/July. Flowers will continue throughout summer if deadheaded, and black seeds will set in autumn. Cut grass to 1-2" above the ground once it has died back completely. Can be divided at the start of spring. Appreciates some moisture in the soil.