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Wings of Gold New Zealand Flax*

Phormium 'Wings of Gold'

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Wings of Gold New Zealand Flax (Phormium 'Wings of Gold') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Wings of Gold New Zealand Flax foliage

Wings of Gold New Zealand Flax foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Wings of Gold New Zealand Flax (Phormium 'Wings of Gold') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Wings of Gold New Zealand Flax

Wings of Gold New Zealand Flax

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  20 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Description:

A stunning smaller variety with sword-like leaves that are green with a pale yellow margin that has tinges of red; beautiful and eye catching as an accent in the garden or massed along borders; also a great center for a mixed container

Ornamental Features

Wings of Gold New Zealand Flax's attractive large sword-like leaves remain green in colour with distinctive buttery yellow edges and tinges of red throughout the year. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Wings of Gold New Zealand Flax is an open herbaceous annual with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Wings of Gold New Zealand Flax is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Wings of Gold New Zealand Flax will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. Although it's not a true annual, this plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Wings of Gold New Zealand Flax is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden  Container 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features