I am looking for a yellowish striped flax that grows up to 6' tall - Knowledgebase Question

Novato, CA
Avatar for vallartame
Question by vallartame
September 15, 2006
Hi, could you tell me the name of the New Zealand flax that is either yellow striped or olive green that can grow up to 6' tall?

Thank You

Answer from NGA
September 15, 2006
One that fits your description is Phormium tenax 'Radiance' - New Zealand Flax. This cultivar grows to 6-8 feet tall with rigid upright 2" wide green leaves streaked with bands of pale yellow. Plant in full sun to light shade. Can tolerate fairly dry conditions (coastal) but looks best with occasional to regular irrigation. Hardy to 15-20 F. Possibly root hardy below these temperatures but with severe foliage damage unless protected.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by bootandall and is called "Clematis integafolia"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.