Phormium 'Yellow Wave'
New Zealand flax
- shipped within 2 weeks
- 10 litre pot
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July
- Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)
Broad, arching, yellow-green leaves with mid-green vertical stripes, turning chartreuse-green in autumn, and spikes of tubular red summer flowers. This striking, evergreen feature plant is ideal for creating a sub-tropical effect in a sunny patio or courtyard garden. In frost-prone areas, over-winter container-grown specimens in a greenhouse or conservatory.
- Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. In late spring remove any dead or damaged leaves and apply a balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted organic matter to stimulate vigorous new growth