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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 about Phormium 'Yellow Wave' displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources we consider reliable. We will also relate those observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others and welcome hearing from anyone who has additional information, particularly when they share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.
 
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