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Phormium cookianum 'Tricolor'

Tricolor New Zealand Flax

Phormium

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A stunning perennial featuring green sword-like leaves with yellow stripes and red margins; beautiful vertical leaves are eye catching as an accent in the garden or massed along borders; also a great center for a mixed container

Description

A stunning perennial featuring green sword-like leaves with yellow stripes and red margins; beautiful vertical leaves are eye catching as an accent in the garden or massed along borders; also a great center for a mixed container

Landscape Attributes

Tricolor New Zealand Flax is an open herbaceous annual with a shapely form and gracefully arching foliage. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Tricolor New Zealand Flax is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Mass Planting;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Tricolor New Zealand Flax will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 4 feet apart. Although it's not a true annual, this plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to wet

Cold Hardy to Zone:

(annual)

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

4 feet

5 feet

Deer Resistant:

true

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