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Phormium - 'Yellow Wave' (New Zealand Flax)

Phormium - 'Yellow Wave' (New Zealand Flax)
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Type Grass, Evergreen, Ground cover
Form Spiky Foliage / Spiky Upright Form, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Golden Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance
Hardiness Frost hardy, Seaside Friendly
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Phormium:

  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Phormium

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Phormium:

  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Ornamental grass for summer long foliage interest
  • Ornamental grass ideal for drift planting in a sunny spot

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Common Missspellings: Formium, Phormeum, Formeum, Phormiam, Phormuim

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