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A picture of a New Zealand Flax

New Zealand Flax

Phormium tenax 'Purpureum'

Also known as

Flax

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

1.1m

2m

Min

90cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

New Zealand Flax Overview

This evergreen, upright perennial has bold, pointed leaves which are red-purple to dark brown. Panicles of red flowers appear in late summer to mid autumn.

Common problems with New Zealand Flax

How to propagate New Zealand Flax

Seed

You can propagate from seed.

Division

Division in spring.

Other uses of New Zealand Flax

Foliage, ornamental. Suitable for coastal conditions.