This section is from the book "Handbook Of Hardy Trees, Shrubs, And Herbaceous Plants", by W. Botting Hemsley. Also available from Amazon: Handbook of hardy trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants.
Closely allied to the foregoing genus and sometimes united with it. The name is from gold, and a wand, from the splendid spikes of golden flowers. Natives of New Zealand.
1. Ch. Rossii - A magnificent plant 2 to 3 feet high, with immense spikes of unisexual flowers.
Ch. Hookeri is a similar though much smaller species with bisexual flowers. Both are very rare in collections.