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Phormium cookianum ‘Maori Sunrise’

Mountain flax

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  • Phormium cookianum ‘Maori Sunrise’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height1.4m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourYellow green
  • Leaf ColourYellow, orange, pink, cream
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

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.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Other common names

Flax

Origin

New Zealand

Interest and use

Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed or by division in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bugs can be a problem.

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