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botanical name:
Phormium cookianum
Phormium cookianum © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  New Zeland Flax, Mountain flax, wharariki
synonyms:  Phormium colensoi
family:  Hemerocallidaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 1.50m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: grassy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -8°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
Smaller than P. tenax with weeping leaf tips. Produces tall flower stalks (scapes) bearing greenish-yellow flowers with red-orange shading on the outside and prominent scarlet-red stamens. The dangling twisted seed pods are quite distinct from those of P. tenax.

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 seed or division.

other notes:
Native of Nwe Zealand.
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