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A picture of a Flax lily

Flax lily

Phormium 'Coffee'

Also known as

New Zealand flax, Flax

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Flax lily Overview

There are about 2 species of large clumping plants. In the summer they will produce panicles of flowers. The leaves are large arching striped and vertical and appear in clumps they range from dark green to green-yellow.

Common problems with Flax lily

How to propagate Flax lily

Seed

You can propagate from seed.

Division

Division in spring.

Other uses of Flax lily

Grown for their bold, sword-shaped leaves. Suitable for coastal conditions.