Phormium Tenax Variegata

 

New Zealand Flax. A highly ornamental plant with striking sword shaped lime green leaves stripped and margined cream. Attractive tubular flowers. Max Height 1m. Max Spread 1m. Flowers July to August.

 

 

Moist well drained soil. Full sun. Frost hardy. Provide a deep winter mulch, Dead head after flowering

 

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.