• Eventual height: 2m
  • Eventual spread: 2.5m

Phormium 'Yellow Wave'

New Zealand flax

RHS award of garden merit
3 litre pot £29.99
Delivery options
  • Standard £5.95
  • Named Day £10.95
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)

    Broad, arching, yellow-green leaves with mid-green vertical stripes, turning chartreuse-green in autumn, and spikes of tubular red summer flowers. This striking, evergreen feature plant is ideal for creating a sub-tropical effect in a sunny patio or courtyard garden. In frost-prone areas, over-winter container-grown specimens in a greenhouse or conservatory.

  • Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. In late spring remove any dead or damaged leaves and apply a balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted organic matter to stimulate vigorous new growth