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Phormium 'Jack Spratt'

Phormium tenax, Flax

Phormium tenax ‘Jack Spratt’ is a dwarf Flax that produces green leaves with a brown border. It grows to 60 cm tall and wide in full sun on a well-drained site. Phormium ‘Jack Spratt’ is added to mixed plantings, borders, coastal gardens, and is commonly planted around water features, pool and barbecue areas.

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The average plant height is 20 cm
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Suited to regions:All regions
Plant type:Flax and Flax like
Height:60 cm
Spread:60 cm
Flowering time:Summer
Tolerances:Coastal, Extended dry periods, Hardy, Wet, Wind
Garden uses:Banks, Borders, Containers, 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 'Jack Spratt' Details

Phormium tenax ‘Jack Spratt’ is a dwarf variety of Flax that produces sword-like leaves that are green with a brown border and black mid-rib. Through summer it produces yellow or orange flowers on tall stems that are great for attracting birds. This variety typically grows to 60 cm tall and the same wide with a tidy and compact habit. It grows best and produces the most intense leaf colourings when planted in full sun on a well-drained site. It will tolerate frost, coastal conditions, wind, poor soils, and cool climates. Phormium ‘Jack Spratt’ is a versatile plant that makes a fantastic addition to mixed plantings, borders, and coastal gardens. It is commonly planted around water features, pool and barbecue areas, or other living areas. It is also well suited for mass planting on a bank and in these situations provides an impressive display.

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