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Phormium 'Golden Ray' - Golden Ray 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
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Phormium 'Golden Ray' (Golden Ray New Zealand Flax) - Upright to semi-arching flax to 4 to 5 feet tall with leaves that have a broad mid green central band surrounded with creamy yellow stripes and a fine orange-red to dark pink edge. 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. This cultivar is reported by Lindale Nursery in New Zealand to be a sport of 'Gold Spike'. We started growing this plant in 2006 and it looks to be a stable culitvar.  Information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it. We also will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips would aid others in growing Phormium 'Golden Ray'.
 
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