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PlantFiles: New Zealand Flax
Phormium tenax 'Jack Spratt'

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Family: Phormiaceae
Genus: Phormium (FOR-mee-um) (Info)
Species: tenax (TEN-aks) (Info)
Cultivar: Jack Spratt

Category:
Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Burgundy

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive StarGazey26 On Jul 30, 2005, StarGazey26 from (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is a great dwarf flax, for container or the garden! It stays small, seldom to 2 feet, likes fertalizer every now and then! Very formal and a strong grower.. Full sun is best!

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Martinez, California
Summerville, South Carolina
Vancouver, Washington



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