Arching New Zealand Flax

Phormium cookianum - botanical name

Phormium cookianum

Evergreen arching clumping perennial (1.5m x 1.5m) from New Zealand. Strap-like olive-green leaves arching gracefully. Useful as a specimen or in groups for foliage contrast. Tolerates full shade. Many coloured leaf and dwarf cultivars available. Frost sensitive. Moderately drought tolerant.

  • Plant type
    Perennial
  • Sun/Shade tolerance
    Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade
  • Frost tolerance
    Frost sensitive
  • Soil type(s)
    Sand, Loam, Clay
  • Water rating
    Low
  • Plant origin
    Non indigenous (New Zealand)
  • Scale
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