Phormium tenax ‘Variegatum’

Green-Yellow 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: Large

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 6-8' x 6-8'

Natural Growth Habit: Vase

Native To: Australia/New Zealand

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water, Low Water

Flower Color: Red

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer

Special Features: Deer Resistant / Seacoast Conditions / Shade Tolerant / Variegated Foliage

Container Sizes: #5, #15

Sunset Garden Zones: 7-9, 14-24

A Bit More

Phormium tenax ‘Variegatum’ is a sentinel that stands at attention to 6-8’ tall, with erect green leaves that are striped with yellow and cream. This cultivar, with its wide, stiff leaves, is a larger form of Phormium and makes a strong statement in the garden. Cold hardy to 15° F, Phormium tenax ‘Variegatum’ is tolerant of coastal conditions, heat, drought, and deer. For best results, plant in full sun to part shade and provide light to regular water. 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.

A Bit More

Phormium tenax ‘Variegatum’ is a sentinel that stands at attention to 6-8’ tall, with erect green leaves that are striped with yellow and cream. This cultivar, with its wide, stiff leaves, is a larger form of Phormium and makes a strong statement in the garden. Cold hardy to 15° F, Phormium tenax ‘Variegatum’ is tolerant of coastal conditions, heat, drought, and deer. For best results, plant in full sun to part shade and provide light to regular water. 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.