I use Phormium Jack Spratt
as a groundcover. This Dwarf New Zealand Flax displays its colorful
foliage all year long. The flowers are insignificant.
Strong foliage colors like this are very effective mixed with grey
plantings. Phormium Jack Spratt grows 18" to 2 feet tall and
wide. The Dwarf New Zealand Flax may prefer full sun but seems quite
at home in a moderately shady garden. Phormium Jack Spratt can get
by in a fairly dry garden setting, though it does better with regular, if
infrequent irrigation. This plant performs well from the coast to
the much colder inland locations. Winter chill becomes an issue when
temperatures drop below the mid teens.
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