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botanical name:
Phormium 'Gold Sword'
Phormium 'Gold Sword' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  New Zeland Flax
synonyms:  Phormium 'Goldsword', Phormium 'Golden Sword'
family:  Hemerocallidaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 1.50m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: grassy
leaf colour: yellow & green
flower colour:
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
Forms moderately sized clumps of erect sword-shaped leaves, stripes dark green at the edges and creamy yellow along the centres. A good architectural form.

Moist, well drained, fertile soil in full sun or light shade. Established plants will tolerate dry conditions. Best in mild locations or a sheltered position but grow well in coastal areas.

By division

other notes:
Introduced by Duncan and Davies Nursery, New Zealand.
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