Lime Crush New Zealand Flax
Phormium 'Lime Crush'
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Lore||New Zealand flax plants were used extensively by the indigenous Maori people of that region. The fibers inside the leaves led to the common name, flax, referring to the European fiber plant that is totally unrelated. Maori harvested the fibers and used the to weave cloth, mats and baskets.|
|Design Ideas||This vibrant colored flax is well suited to mid-century modern and post modern compositions for dramatic high contrast color and texture. A natural in tropical landscaping with large leaf exotics and hot colored flowers. Use to soften building edges and as foundation planting. In a more naturalistic setting in sizeable landscapes, plant in groups for massive effect. Works particularly well around pools, ponds and rock waterfalls. Makes a striking potted specimen.|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Poolside, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
|Companion Plants||For a modernistic or tropical composition, group this plant with Rainbow Surprise Mirror Plant, (Coprosma x 'Rainbow Surprise') and Tropicanna Gold Canna (Canna indica 'Mactro'). Works beautifully with Peacock Butterfly Bush, (Buddleja davidii 'Peacock') and Purple Queen Bougainvillea, (Bougainvillea 'Moneth'). Try high contrast with Lemon Swirl Variegated Brush Cherry, (Eugenia myrtifolia variegata) and Caruba Black Good Luck Plant, (Cordyline fruticosa 'Bra01')|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11