PlantsPhormium→New Zealand Flax (Phormium tenax 'Sundowner')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Other: Bronze-green with reddish margins and streaks
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Date: 2012-12-29
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Location: Frisco TXDate: 2013-03-03 Approx 3'x3', will become 5'x5'
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
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Comments:
Posted by pniksch (Rockwall, TX - Zone 8a) on Mar 11, 2013 4:00 PM

Leaf colors are enhanced in sunlight

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