Friday, June 29, 2012

Photo - New Zealand Flax (Phormium tenax 'Maori Chief')

'Maori Chief' is one of my favorite varieties of New
Zealand Flax.  These drought tolerant perennials are
also great container plants.

Photo by Doug Kalal, taken at a client's garden in La Mesa

1 comment:

  1. When I moved to my house 8 years ago, there was a tiny piece of this plant left abandoned in the garden, I had no idea what it was but kept it and it has now reached over 5ft tall, I love the different colours on the sword-like leaves. To my amazement this year it has developed two sturdy long shafts with flower-heads - I cannot wait for them to open and reveal there colours - I will post a photo when they have bloomed :-)