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Phormium spp

New Zealand Flax

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Phormium spp
Principal Common Name New Zealand Flax
Common Name(s)
Description Clumps of sword-like foliage rancing in size form 2-7 ft and color from light green to purple-black.
General Comments Generally the flowers have no real landscape value.
Nativity New Zealand
Height Range 2 - 8 FT
Spread Range 2 - 7 FT
Flower Showy N
Sunset Zones 7 : 8 : 9 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Bright Green : Bronze-Green : Brown : Burgundy : Dark Green : Gray-Green : Green-Yellow : Medium Green : Pale green : Purple-Black : Variegated : Yellow-Green
Leaf Texture Spiky : Sword-like
Form Shrub
Flower Color
Flower Time
Ease of Growing
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Partial Shade
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium : None : Sparse
Outstanding Features Color : Drought tolerant : Foliage : Form : Heat Tolerant : Seaside tolerant : Texture

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