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Products > Phormium 'Golden Ray'
 
Phormium 'Golden Ray' - Golden Ray New Zealand Flax
   
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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
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 displayed on this page about  Phormium 'Golden Ray' is based on the research conducted about it in our library and from reliable online resources. We also note those observations we have made of this plant as it grows in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how crops have performed in our nursery field. We will incorporate comments we receive from others, and welcome to hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.
 
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