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Phormium 'Maori Chief' (New Zealand flax 'Maori Cheif')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2m
Max height
3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Phormium 'Maori Chief'

Other names

New Zealand flax 'Maori Cheif'

Genus

Phormium Phormium

Variety or Cultivar

'Maori Chief' _ 'Maori Chief' is an evergreen, clump-forming perennial with leathery, short, arching, sword shaped leaves that are striped pink, red and bronze. It produces upright spikes of orange-red flowers in summer.


Phormium 'Maori Chief' is: Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming, Upright

Flower

Orange-red in Summer

Foliage

Bronze, Pink, Red 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 'Maori Chief' (New Zealand flax 'Maori Cheif') will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Containers, Foliage only, Gravel, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

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

Soil type

Sandy, Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered, Exposed

Hardiness

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Phormium 'Maori Chief'

Other names

New Zealand flax 'Maori Cheif'

Genus

Phormium Phormium

Variety or Cultivar

'Maori Chief' _ 'Maori Chief' is an evergreen, clump-forming perennial with leathery, short, arching, sword shaped leaves that are striped pink, red and bronze. It produces upright spikes of orange-red flowers in summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming, Upright


Colour

Flower

Orange-red in Summer

Foliage

Bronze, Pink, Red 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 'Maori Chief' (New Zealand flax 'Maori Cheif') will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Containers, Foliage only, Gravel, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

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

Soil type

Sandy, Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered, Exposed

Hardiness

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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