Phormium tenax ‘Jack Spratt’

Red-Brown Dwarf New Zealand Flax

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Perennials / Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 1-2' x 1-2'

Natural Growth Habit: Vase

Native To: Australia/New Zealand

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water, Low Water

Flower Color: Insignificant

Special Features: Deer Resistant / Seacoast Conditions / Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes: #1, #5

Sunset Garden Zones: 7-9, 14-24

A Bit More

A petite cultivar with narrow, red-brown leaves, Phormium ‘Jack Spratt’ is almost grass-like. This New Zealand Flax has clumps of narrow, twisting leaves that grow 18” tall and wide, making it a fine size for planting in containers, in cozy gardens, or in masses. Cold hardy to 15° F and tolerant of shade, drought, and coastal conditions, plant Phormium in full sun to part shade. From the ancient greek phormos, meaning wicker basket or mat, Phormiums are used by the indigenous Maori of New Zealand for woven baskets and mats, and the fibers are used for rope, fishing nets and clothing. Use Phormium ‘Jack Spratt’ in traditional, tropical, Mediterranean, Asian and Contemporary gardens.

A Bit More

A petite cultivar with narrow, red-brown leaves, Phormium ‘Jack Spratt’ is almost grass-like. This New Zealand Flax has clumps of narrow, twisting leaves that grow 18” tall and wide, making it a fine size for planting in containers, in cozy gardens, or in masses. Cold hardy to 15° F and tolerant of shade, drought, and coastal conditions, plant Phormium in full sun to part shade. From the ancient greek phormos, meaning wicker basket or mat, Phormiums are used by the indigenous Maori of New Zealand for woven baskets and mats, and the fibers are used for rope, fishing nets and clothing. Use Phormium ‘Jack Spratt’ in traditional, tropical, Mediterranean, Asian and Contemporary gardens.