New Zealand flax

Phormium 'Yellow Wave'

New Zealand flax - Phormium  'Yellow Wave'

Common Name: New Zealand flax
Genus: Phormium
Cultivar: 'Yellow Wave'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 4.00 m (400 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Red
Foliage Colour: Green, YellowFlowering Period: July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Broad arching yellow-green leaves with mid-green vertical stripes turning chartreuse-green in autumn and spikes of tubular red summer flowers. This striking evergreen feature plant is ideal for creating a sub-tropical effect in a sunny patio or courtyard garden. In frost-prone areas over-winter container-grown specimens in a greenhouse or conservatory.

  • Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. In late spring remove any dead or damaged leaves and apply a balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted organic matter to stimulate vigorous new growth


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