Perfectly content in DRY SHADE!I absolutely adorethis New Zealand native for its toughness & year-round great appearance. LOW MAINTENANCE, EVERGREEN & HEAT, DROUGHT & CLAYISH TOLERANT, with elegant dense clumps of glossy elongated leaves to 2’x2’. I use it as path edging in part-shade areas, as a groundcover under trees & for filling difficult corners. SUPER EASY, it blooms in Summer with plentiful 2’ long showy, long-lasting graceful sprays of white orchid-like flowers ornamented with fuzzy pink & yellow stamens. Salt spray tolerant, too, & you get cool cut flowers. Thrives with an annual side-dress of compost. Cut back to 1’ tall, whenever to refresh. Hardy to 15° F.