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Phormium tenax ‘Joker’

New zealand flax

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Phormium tenax 'Joker'
  • Common name: New zealand flax
  • Family: Phormiaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Foliage colour:

Green

Phormiums or New Zealand flax are popular plants for adding an architectural touch a variety of planting schemes. Their elegant long leaves are evergreen, making them ideal plants for winter colour. They make an extremely effective focal point in gravel gardens and large borders, and also in seaside gardens, because of their tolerance of salty winds.

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Phormium tenax ‘Joker’ produces striking blades of green and pink-striped foliage. It’s perfect for growing among cornus either in the border or a large container, for a dazzling winter display.

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Grow Phormium tenax ‘Joker’ in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. The leaves can be damaged by strong cold winds, so plant in a sheltered spot. In colder regions protect the roots with a thick mulch in winter.

How to grow Phormium 'Joker'

  • Plant size

    100cm height

    1.2m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Phormium 'Joker' and wildlife

Phormium 'Joker' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Phormium 'Joker' poisonous?

Phormium 'Joker' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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