Elegant and tough, Matapouri Bay is a hardy perennial that pops up flowers through spring to mid-summer. This shade-loving plant is well suited for dry spots as it has a very low water requirement. Once established, it can easily tolerate any climate. Its wide blue-green leaves offer lush tropical effect while white flowers add extra appeal to the ambiance. Its drought-tolerant ability makes it ideal for mass planting as a ground cover and border for underlying plants. They can also be planted under trees. New Zealand Rock Lily.