General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet 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
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

Common names
  • New Zealand Flax
  • New Zealand Hemp
  • Harakeke

Photo Gallery
Location: Talor Dam Blenheim New Zealand
Date: 2019-11-29
Tui's love the nectar from the flowers of the flax
Location: Bruny Island, Tasmania
Date: 2009-01-21
Photo courtesy of:  JJ Harrison
Location: Gentle Annie,  Mokihinui River mouth, West Coast New Zealand
Date: 2019-03-28

Date: 2013-12-30
Photo courtesy of:  Allison Brown

Credit: Emőke Dénes
Location: Auckland, New Zealand.
Date: 2010-12-13
Photo courtesy of:  Avenue
Location: Piha, West Auckland, New Zealand.
Photo courtesy of:  Kahuroa
Location: Maui, Kula
Photo courtesy of: Forest & Kim Starr http://www.starrenvironment
Location: London Wetland Centre, England.
Photo courtesy of:  Emoke Denes
Location: Botanical garden UG, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2015-09-06
Location: George public house, Leeds Village, Kent. England.
Date: 2014-08-24

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Beautiful! by plantladylin Dec 23, 2014 10:41 AM 3

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