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New Zealand Flax
Scientific Name: Phormium tenax J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.
Family: Agavaceae
New Zealand Flax (Phormium  tenax)
Phormium 'Guardsman' at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in late May
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 7-24
USDA: 8-11

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: New Zealand

Growth Habits: Evergreen perennial, up to 9 feet tall (2.7 m), 3 feet spread (1 m)

Watering Needs: Little to moderate water once established

Propagation: Seeds or division in spring

There are a number of cultivars of Phormium. 'Dazzler' has striped of dark pink, light pink, orange and yellow.

Cultural Practices:
The Phormium likes a deep, fertile soil, rich in organic matter.

Blooming Habits:
The flowers of the New-Zealand Flax come in summer. They are tubular, come in large panicles, and can mesure up to 15 feet tall (4.5 m).

Fruiting Habits:

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