Phormium tenax

New Zealand Flax

In Stock: 0.268 lb (Total:0.268lb)
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0.27 lb
Phormium tenax


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Seeds per lb:
0.27 lb
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New Zealand
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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: none required
Germination: sow seed 1/8 deep , keep warm and moist

Other: Germination tends to be slow, Germinates faster in warmer temperatures.|Germination takes place in 30-90 days, but even under good conditions germination may be erratic and take longer. 

Discover the beauty and utility of Phormium tenax, also known as New Zealand Flax. This evergreen perennial plant is native to New Zealand and Norfolk Island and features long, straplike leaves that can reach up to 2 meters long. Phormium tenax is an important fiber plant and has been widely used in traditional Māori textiles, rope, and sail making. The plant also produces dramatic yellow or red flowers on tall flowering shoots. While it is an invasive species in some areas, it has become a popular ornamental plant that is easy to grow in coastal areas or sunny spots with moist soil. Experience the beauty and versatility of Phormium tenax in your own garden today.

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