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Phormium tenax , New Zealand Flax 

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Phormium tenax 'Variegatum'

Phormium tenax

New Zealand Flax
Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae   (Formerly:Phormiaceae / Liliaceae)
Subfamily: Hemerocallidoideae
Origin: New Zealand
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Phormium tenax is an evergreen perennial plant native to New Zealand and Norfolk Island that is an important fibre plant and a popular ornamental plant. The plant grows as a clump of long, straplike leaves, up to two metres long, from which arises a much taller flowering shoot, with dramatic yellow or red flowers.

The tough, sword-shaped leaves usually darkish green but sometimes have colored edges and central ribs. Cultivated varieties range from light green through pink to deep russet bronze. There are numerous variegated cultivars with leaves marked by contrasting stripes in shades of green, red, bronze, pink and yellow. Widely cultivated as ornamental garden plant, striking fans of pointed leaves providing a focal point in mixed plantings or at the edge of a lawn. They are easy to grow in a sunny spot, especially in coastal areas with some protection in winter, but require reliably moist soil. Great for filling garden beds, edges, and containers.



Phormium tenax , New Zealand Flax 

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Phormium tenax , New Zealand Flax 

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Phormium tenax - seeds

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New Zealand Flax - very showy, compact, low growing...  more
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