New Zealand Flax (Phormium tenax)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 6 to 12 feet (1.8-3.7m)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Summer
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Water gardens
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Location: Bruny Island, TasmaniaDate: 2009-01-21Photo courtesy of:  JJ Harrison
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Credit: Emőke Dénes
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Date: 2013-12-30Photo courtesy of:  Allison Brown
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Location: Auckland, New Zealand.Date: 2010-12-13Photo courtesy of:  Avenue
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Location: Piha, West Auckland, New Zealand.Photo courtesy of:  Kahuroa
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Location: Maui, KulaPhoto courtesy of: Forest & Kim Starr http://www.starrenvironment
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Location: London Wetland Centre, England.Photo courtesy of:  Emoke Denes
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