Phormium Maori Queen

 

New Zealand flax, evergreen, clump-forming perennial with leathery, short, arching sword shaped leaves that are olive-green with rose-red edges that fade to cream. Height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 10-20 years.

 

Plant in fertile moist well drained soil in a sheltered site. Full sun, Frost Hardy. Protect from winter wet.

 

General Ornamental Grass Planting care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.