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Phormium tenax
@ Maple Gdn, CA

Phormium tenax

Giant New Zealand Flax

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Item #: 3026

Zones: 7b to 10b

Height: 72" tall

Culture: Sun to Light Shade

Origin: New Zealand

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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As a result of our extensive phormium trials, we have begun to offer the West Coast favorite, P. tenax. While most phormiums hate our humid summers and cold winters, P. tenax has now survived since 1993 in our garden, including two winters at 0 degrees F. The 6' long by 2" wide, medium-green, iris-like foliage will make quite a structural statement in your garden. Although our plant has yet to flower, we expect giant spikes of 15' tall flowers...can't wait!