Phormium cookianum subsp. hookeri 'Tricolor'

New Zealand flax

3 litre pot
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July
  • Flower colour: yellow-green
  • Other features: creamy-yellow and green striped leaves, with a thin red edge
  • Hardiness: frost hardy

    Spikes of tubular, yellow-green flowers emerge in summer above clumps of sword-shaped, creamy-yellow and green striped leaves, with a thin red edge. This highly-decorative mountain flax makes a great all-year feature plant for a sheltered, sunny, site. In frost-prone areas, over-winter container-grown specimens in a frost-free 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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