‘Tis the sea­son for ka¯ka¯beak

Marlborough Midweek - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS -

Depart­ment of Con­ser­va­tion com­mu­nity ranger cel­e­brates a na­tional trea­sure - ka¯ka¯beak.

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places. Ka¯ka¯beak are pop­u­lar in gar­dens but these do­mes­tic plants are all de­riv­a­tives of a few wild plants so are highly in­ter­bred. Re­gard­less, they are one of our na­tional trea­sures and a great plant to brighten up your gar­den and en­cour­age birds to visit you too.

PHOTO: DEPART­MENT OF CON­SER­VA­TION

Now rare in the wild, ka¯ka¯beak brings its rich red colour to gar­dens.

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