Pot Size: 9cm
Plant Height (Inc. Pot): 30-40cm
Characteristics: Excellent architectural plants, evergreen hardy perennials, sword-like foliage, glossy yellow leaves margined with green, tubular red flowers, ideal for tropical gardens and rockeries
Growth & Spread: Height 0.5m - 0.8m, Spread 0.5m - 0.8m
Flourishing Season: Flourishes all-round the year, flowers in mid-summer
Water & Maintenance: Average watering required, low maintenance shrubs
Phormium Gold Sword is a very handsome evergreen perennial plant that features beautiful yellow and green sword-like leaves. These broad leaves are the dominating attribute of the plant. It is an excellent architectural plant grown in low borders along other taller flowering shrubs. Phormium is native to New Zealand deriving its traits from the coastal regions.
Gold Sword has a bushy and upright clump-forming habit that makes it an effective single garden specimen. When grown in groups, these plants form eye-catching elegant border shrubs. It has long sword-like leaves with bright yellow centres with occasional hints of pink. The central yellow is margined with dark green that looks very lush all around the year.
In summer, when the plants mature you might be able to see small red flowers that will attract hummingbirds, as they provide nectar. In New Zealand these plants are attracted to the Tui birds. Gold Sword Flax plant are easy to grow bushy shrubs that demand low watering and care.
Plant them in a well-drained soil in a partial shade spot and watch how this grassy plant will stand tall all round the year. They grow in an arching style to a height of up to 2 feet. They will ask for little pruning only to remove any damaged leaves. These are cold hardy plants that develop tolerance to drought once they mature.
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