Phormium tenax ‘variegatum’ - New Zealand Flax
Phormium tenax - Also know as New Zealand Flax or Flax Lily.
• Evergreen shrub with green leaves and red flowers in Summer, Autumn. The sword like leaves makes a dramatic addition as an architectural specimen plant in a border or container. In hot summers it may send up a spike of tubular, red flowers followed by seed heads. A wonderful addition to any garden.
Tidy away any dead or damaged leaves in late spring and apply a mulch of well rotted organic matter to stimulate new growth.
• Height & spread (approx.) at 10 years: 1.5m x 1.2m
• Position: likes sun
• Soil pH: all soil types
• Moisture: drought resistant; likes dry soil, well drained soil, moisture retentive soil
• Hardiness - Frost Hardy in most areas of the UK