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Phormium 'Jack Spratt' (New Zealand flax 'Jack Spratt')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Phormium 'Jack Spratt'

Other names

New Zealand flax 'Jack Spratt'

Genus

Phormium Phormium

Variety or Cultivar

'Jack Spratt' _ 'Jack Spratt' is an excellent dwarf variety that rapidly forms a dense low clump with many small fans. Leaves are bronze-brown in colour and sometimes are twisted.


Phormium 'Jack Spratt' is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Foliage

Brown, Bronze in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Phormium mealybug Phormium mealybug

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Phormium 'Jack Spratt' (New Zealand flax 'Jack Spratt') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Coastal, Beds and borders, Gravel, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow moist, well-drained, fertile soil in full sun, will also tolerate partial shade. Foliage may be damaged by cold winds and hard frosts.

Soil type

Sandy, Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Phormium 'Jack Spratt'

Other names

New Zealand flax 'Jack Spratt'

Genus

Phormium Phormium

Variety or Cultivar

'Jack Spratt' _ 'Jack Spratt' is an excellent dwarf variety that rapidly forms a dense low clump with many small fans. Leaves are bronze-brown in colour and sometimes are twisted.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Foliage

Brown, Bronze in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Phormium mealybug

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Phormium 'Jack Spratt' (New Zealand flax 'Jack Spratt') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Coastal, Beds and borders, Gravel, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow moist, well-drained, fertile soil in full sun, will also tolerate partial shade. Foliage may be damaged by cold winds and hard frosts.

Soil type

Sandy, Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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