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A picture of a New Zeland Flax

New Zeland Flax

Phormium 'Surfer'

Also known as

Flax lily, New Zealand flax, Flax

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Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

New Zeland Flax Overview

There are about 2 species of large clumping plants. In the summer they will produce panicles of flowers. The leaves are large arching striped and vertical and appear in clumps they range from dark green to green-yellow.

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

Grown for their bold, sword-shaped leaves. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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