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Phormium "Tom Thumb" (Flax)


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Suited to regions: All regions
Plant type: Flax and Flax-like
Height: 60 cm
Spread: 60 cm
Flowering time:
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
Maintenance requirements Low
Growth rate Medium

How to grow Phormium "Tom Thumb" (Flax)

“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.


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