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New Zealand Flax
Phormium tenax 'Jack Spratt'

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

Regional

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

Martinez, California

Summerville, South Carolina

Vancouver, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

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!