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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.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Phormium 'Golden Ray'.
 
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