Phormium ‘Margaret Jones’

New Zealand Flax

new zealand phlax

If flaxes, like the New Zealand Flax, should ever go out of fashion, we gardeners will sorely lament their passing because they are so useful for creating good contrast between other plants.

Where would we find other hardy and semi-hardy, evergreen, long-lasting plants that grow so easily while looking so pretty and graceful all the time? Amongst all the varieties (actually too many!) we picked the new release called ‘Margaret Jones’.

It is also sure to become the darling of flower arrangers due to its striped, rust-red leaves with their bright bronze edges. It grows into a clump about 1 metre high with a spread of about 60 cm.

The Gardener