|Suited to regions:||All regions|
|Plant type:||Flax and Flax-like|
|Tolerances:||Coastal, Extended dry periods, Hardy, Wet, Wind|
|Garden uses:||Banks, Borders, Containers, Living areas, Paths & Steps, Ponds, Pool areas|
|Garden styles:||Architectural, Backyard, City & Courtyard, Coastal, Frontyard, Mediterranean, Modern, Native|
|Easy to grow?||Yes|
“Tom Thumb” is a hardy variety of Flax grown for its foliage and small stature. It typically grows to 60 cm tall and the same wide carrying narrow, sword like leaves which are green-brown. 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. This versatile variety makes a fantastic addition to mixed and border plantings, and is often planted around water features, added to coastal gardens, or planted around pool and barbecue areas. It is also well suited to mass planting on a bank and in these situations provides an impressive display.