Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Phormium tenax


Full Sun

Phormium tenax (Agavaceae)
(FOUR-me-um TEN-ax)
New Zealand Flax

Strappy brownish-burgundy leaves add a striking texture in the sunny garden. Terrific above mounds of shorter ornamental grasses like Sporobolus, or against pastel-colored flowers. The ultimate vertical statement in a mixed container. Considered an annual or tropical, this flax is worth digging every fall and bringing indoors to re-plant in spring.

Bloom color:
Bloom period: tropical
Height: 2-3'
Spread: 1-3'
Zones: 8-10

Container size: Qt.
Price: $12
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