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Products > Phormium 'Yellow Wave'
 
Phormium 'Yellow Wave' - New Zealand Flax

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

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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: 3-4 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Phormium 'Yellow Wave' (New Zealand Flax) - New Zealand Flax cultivar that grows to 3-4 feet tall with arching 2 inch wide leaves that have a central yellow band that is brighter when first emerging and fades to yellow-green by fall. Plant is wider than tall. Plant in full sun to light shade. 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. Prune out green foliage fans at base of plant to maintain yellow color. 'Yellow Wave' was selected from Rainbow Hybrid seedlings by Mr. F. Jury of Waitara, New Zealand. The popular and colorful cultivar 'Jester' is reported to be a sport of 'Yellow Wave'. This plant is more prone to a bacterial leaf spot that is not widely noticed on other cultivars and for this reason we discontinued production of this plant.  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted on this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in the nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Phormium 'Yellow Wave'.
 
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