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Jack Spratt New Zealand Flax

Phormium tenax 'Jack Spratt'

Item 064741

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USDA Zone:
9-11
Your zone may be too cold for this plant:
6
Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Description:

Attractive, neat clumps of burgundy-bronze sword-like leaves make this dwarf plant a stunning accent. Useful for edging, mass plantings and textural accents. Fire resistant. Evergreen perennial.

Price: $20.00
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Average Landscape Size
Reaches 18 in. tall and wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Phormium tenax 'Jack Spratt'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Compact
Growth Rate: Fast
Special Feature: Clump Forming, Deer Resistant, Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Foliage Color: Bronze
Bloom Time: Summer
Flower Color: Red
Garden Style: Tropical ,   Contemporary
Design Ideas: These little bronze strap-leafed plants are resilient yet lend a decidedly tropical character to any planting. Smaller size means they fit nicely into city gardens, courtyards and along side yards. Excellent reed-like plant for contrast around water gardens or as part of a dry streambed. Even goes well in rock gardens. Try clumps of them in very unusual high-profile bronze or hammered copper containers, or glossy Asian glazed pots that contrast with their upright character. Victorians loved to plant them in Roman-style pedestal urns flanking an entry walk.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

History

The Maori found that Phormiums bore leaves to as long as nine feet that contained strong fibers. These could be twisted into cordage and soft enough to weave into fabric for clothing.

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