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Phormium cookianum ‘Maori Sunrise’

To collect for free from Ivan Alexander

This grower is sure of this plant identification.

Architectural, pink foliage, occasional impressive flowers. Sizes approximate. Will divide into several plants. Originally from RHS Wisley.

I would like you to help me dig them up (at your and the plants' risk!) and to take them all. Optional donation to charity.

Phormium cookianum ‘Maori Sunrise’ | Weybridge, Surrey, KT13
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240cm × 230cm
180cm × 160cm
110cm × 100cm

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Plant Finder: about Phormium cookianum ‘Maori Sunrise’

Common names

Mountain flax, Flax


Phormium cookianum ‘Maori Sunrise’ (Mountain flax). This species produces leaves about 1.5m long and 6cm wide. The flowers are yellow, red-brown with yellow interiors. The evergreen, upright perennial has bold spiky leaves striped with red, yellow and green and panicles of tubular, pale yellowish green flowers.


They are fairly frost hardy, and will respond well to generous watering and permanently moist conditions. You can propagate from seed or by division in spring.

Interest and use

Suitable for coastal conditions.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Phormium cookianum ‘Maori Sunrise’ | Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • WaterSemi-moist

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    I am mostly interested in giving away surplus perennials or shrubs for free or for a small charitable donation. Occasionally I might want help to dig them up.

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