Native Plants Shrub

Phormium Cookianum

$5.00 excl GST

Mountain Flax grows in most soils, evergreen.

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Evergreen Monocotyledonae


Know as 'Mountain Flax' this name is very misleading as it is also found from mountain to coast. Often found growing perched on a steep mountainside or coastal cliff

Wharariki is also a very tough and hardy plant.

Wharariki has softer shorter leaves than Harakeke. The leaves are arched giving the plant a more drooping look. Overall it is a lot smaller than Harakeke, making it useful where a smaller flax is desired.

The flowers on Wharariki are more drooping and often a bright yellow-green colour.

Wharariki is also a very tough flax, and will withstand almost any conditions. It also naturally comes in green and purple variations both of which are very attractive mass planted.

  • Low shelter 1-3m
  • Ornamental Flowers
  • Prefers full sun, but will tolerate shade
  • Drought hardy
  • Withstands in wet/swampy ground
  • Tolerates wind and coastal exposure
  • Frost hardy
  • Evergreen
  • Mass plant
  • Good for soil stabilisation
  • Riparian plant
  • Attractive to birds


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