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Phormium tenax

Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae

Common names: FLAX LILY, NEW ZEALAND FLAX, NEW ZEALAND HEMP

Native to: New Zealand

Plant

Type: perennial

Forms: erect, tufted

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 14.5 feet

Max width: 14.5 feet

Flower

orange, red

Leaf

green

Horticulture

Plant features: evergreen

Exposure: sun

Landscape uses: hedge or edging, screen

Propagates by: seed

flowers in summer

Soil types: tolerates poor, wide range

USDA Zones: zone 9 to +20 f, zone 10 to +30 f

Temp. range: +20 to +40 °F

Water: dry, regular