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Products > Phormium cookianum 'Cream Delight'
 
Phormium cookianum 'Cream Delight' - Variegated New Zealand Flax
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Phormiaceae (~Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Origin: New Zealand (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: [P. colensoi 'Cream Delight']
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Phormium cookianum 'Cream Delight' (Variegated New Zealand Flax) - New Zealand Flax cultivar that grows to 3 feet tall by 6 feet wide with bold 2 1/2 inch wide arching leaves with cream-yellow midstripe and green margins edged with red. Plant in full sun to shade - may sunburn in full sun in Southern California. It can tolerate fairly dry conditions (coastal) but looks best with occasional to regular irrigation. Hardy to 15-20 F. It is possibly root hardy below these temperatures but can suffer severe foliage damage unless protected. A great plant in the shade - this is the plant planted under the Coral Tree in front of our Sales office. It is Randy's favorite yellow variegated Flax. Introduced by Ms. Margaret Jones in 1978 as a sport of Phormium cookianum 'Tricolor' which is considered to be a cultivar of Phormium cookianum ssp. hookeri.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Phormium 'Cream Delight'.
 
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