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Phormium cookianum 'Emerald Gem'

Wharariki, Mountain Flax

Phormium cookianum ‘Emerald Gem’ is a dwarf variety of Mountain Flax or Wharariki. It produces emerald-green leaves and grows to 60 cm tall and 70 cm wide in full sun on a well-drained site. Phormium ‘Emerald Gem’ is added to mixed plantings and borders, using in coastal gardens, planted to accentuate water features such as ponds and streams, or grown around pool and barbecue areas.

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The average plant height is 10 cm
$16.68

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Suited to regions:All regions
Plant type:Flax and Flax like
Height:60 cm
Spread:70 cm
Flowering time:Summer
Tolerances:Coastal, Extended dry periods, Hardy, Wet, Wind
Garden uses:Banks, Borders, Living areas, Parks, Paths & Steps, Patios, Ponds, Pool areas, Specimen
Garden styles:Architectural, Backyard, City & Courtyard, Coastal, Frontyard, Japanese, Mediterranean, Modern, Native, Riparian
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Phormium cookianum 'Emerald Gem' Details

Phormium cookianum ‘Emerald Gem’ is a dwarf variety of Mountain Flax or Wharariki, and produces narrow, sword like leaves that are a striking emerald-green colour. Through summer it produces yellow flowers on tall stems that attract all manner of birds. This variety typically grows to 60 cm tall and 70 cm wide with a tidy and compact habit. Wharariki performs best when planted in full sun on a well-drained site though it will tolerate frost, coastal conditions, wind, poor soils, moderate shade, and cool climates. Phormium ‘Emerald Gem’ is a versatile plant that makes a fantastic addition to mixed plantings and borders, using in coastal gardens, planting to accentuate water features such as ponds and streams, or growing around pool and barbecue areas. This dwarf Mountain Flax is also well suited for mass planting on a bank and in these situations provides an impressive display.

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