Striking evergreen, forming vigorous bold clumps of dark green, sword-like leaves. In hot summers, towering spikes of tubular, red flowers emerge from the centre, followed by sturdy seed-heads. This New Zealand flax makes a magnificent feature plant for a large, sunny garden, where it will provide structure and act as a foil for flowering plants. It copes particularly well with wind and coastal site.
This plant has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit because it has proved to be reliable in appropriate conditions and a good performing plant. For more information visit: www.rhs.org.uk/plants
Height & Spread: 3m x 2m (9ft x 6ft)
Position: Full sun in an fertile, free draining soil
Garden care: 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.