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Phormium tenax 'Variegatum'

New Zealand Flax

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Phormium tenax 'Variegatum' is a selected cultivar of New Zealand flax whose robust, spear-like, grey-green leaves, glaucous on the reverse, are irregularly margined and banded with yellow. They just seem to explode out of the soil. Few plants can offer such dramatic form or presence and they offer a unique contrast to pretty well anything else that can be grown in the temperate garden. They will tolerate any soil but happiest in one that is moist, rich and free-draining. These need space - both physically so that they don't become cramped but also visually to allow the full impact of their form to be appreciated.

Phormium tenax 'Variegatum' Identification Sheet

New Zealand
tenax 'Variegatum'
Common name(s)
New Zealand Flax
Full sun to part shade, any soil
Eventual height
Eventual spread
to -12C or lower
Skill level

Product warranties

We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.

The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.

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Delivery location

Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed.
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Bought two and they are a lovely addition to our patio garden; in large pots they help create height and interest. I love buying from the Palm centre. They clearly love what they do and when your plants arrive you know they have been lovingly grown and looked after. First class.

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