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A picture of a Mountain flax

Mountain flax

Phormium cookianum 'Maori Chief'

Also known as

Flax

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

3.5m

1.4m

Min

2m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Mountain flax Overview

This species produces leaves about 1.5m long and 6cm wide. The flowers are yellow, red-brown with yellow interiors. The evergreen, upright perennial has bold spiky leaves striped with red, yellow and green and panicles of tubular, pale yellowish green flowers.

Common problems with Mountain flax

How to propagate Mountain flax

Seed

You can propagate from seed.

Division

Division in spring.

Other uses of Mountain flax

Suitable for coastal conditions.