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New Zeland Flax

Phormium tenax 'Yellow Wave'

Also known as

New Zealand flax, New Zealand hemp, Flax

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

2.5m

1m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

New Zeland Flax Overview

Sword like shaped leaves in shades of green and lime yellow with darker green streaks through them. Exotic, half-hardy perennial.

Common problems with New Zeland Flax

How to propagate New Zeland Flax

Seed

You can propagate from seed.

Division

Division in spring.

Other uses of New Zeland Flax

Foliage, ornamental. Suitable for coastal conditions.