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New Zealand Flax Phormium Bronze Purple Landscape Plant

New Zealand Flax Phormium Bronze Purple Landscape Plant

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New Zealand Flax Phormium Bronze Purple Landscape Plant

If there is any plant that adds year-round drama to a mixed border, decorative pot, poolside, or even a parking strip, it is Phormium. This evergreen perennial comes in all sizes with solid or variegated leaves that encompass a full spectrum of colors. Depending on the named cultivar, it can thrive in either sun or shade, tolerate coastal sprays and winter frosts, and be moderate in its thirst for water. This bronze variety makes for a stunning landscape plant.

New Zealand flax is an evergreen perennial and is a part of the Asphodelacea family, of which there are more than 900 different species of plants. Phormium tenax is a clump-forming, tender perennial. It got the New Zealand Flax moniker because the Maoris of New Zealand used to cultivate the plant to make a form of linen cloth that was quite similar to flax.

They also used it to make baskets and ropes. The leaves weren’t the only parts of the plant that were used; the Maoris used all parts of flax. For example, the roots were used to make natural medicines, the flower pollen was used to make face power, and the old blooming stems were roped together to create rafts.

New Zealand flax features large, colorful, spike- or sword-like leaves that shoot up from its base. This plant can grow between 6 and 10 feet wide and can reach as tall as 20 feet high, if grown in the proper conditions. While New Zealand flax is most commonly grown for its foliage, the plant does produce flowers; however, only older and established plants bloom.

You will receive one well rooted plant. Your plant will be shipped with the roots wrapped in damp paper towels and with plastic and ready to plant upon arrival. The plant will be between 12” to 14” in height with well-developed roots. These plants have been growing in one gallon containers. Planting guidelines will also be included.

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