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Products > Phormium 'Gold Sword'
 
Phormium 'Gold Sword' - New Zealand Flax

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Phormiaceae (~Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Origin: New Zealand (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Insignificant
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: Clumping
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Phormium 'Gold Sword' (New Zealand Flax) - New Zealand Flax cultivar that grows 2-3 feet tall with stiff broad yellow leaves with green margins, sometimes with a faint rosy streak in the center. Can tolerate fairly dry conditions (coastal) but looks best with occasional to regular irrigation. Hardy to 15-20 F. Possibly root hardy below these temperatures but with severe foliage damage unless protected. This plant is similar to 'Apricot Queen' but is smaller and has brighter yellow foliage. Introduced by Duncan and Davies Nursery. 

Information about Phormium 'Gold Sword' displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.

 
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