New Zealand Flax
(Phormium tenax)

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New Zealand Flax is a clumping perennial with large, linear, sword-like leaves growing from 2 to 4 m in height. Many of the newer hybrid varieties are much smaller in height and there is a wide range of leaf colours and forms available. Moderately drought tolerant once established.

Type
Exotic
Zones
Moist temperate with warm summers, Moist tropical
Soils
Loam, Clay
Tolerances
Salt, Drought
Regions
Central Highlands Garden
Shade levels
Full sun, Sun/shade
Flowering seasons
Spring, Winter
Colours
Green, Red
Gardens
Backyard Garden, Subtropical Garden