Botanical Name: Phormium 'Rainbow Warrior'
 Common Name: Rainbow Warrior New Zealand Flax
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub

 

Height Range

3-6', 6-12'

 

Flower Color

Red, Yellow

 

Flower Season

Summer

 

Leaf Color

Green, Red, Variegated

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half, Shade

 

Water

Low

 

Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Moist

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Formal, Mediterranean, Seascape, Tropical

 

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Silhouette, Specimen, Unusual Foliage

 

Seasonal Interest

Summer

 

Location Uses

Background, Foundation, Parking Strip, Patio, Swimming Pool, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Container, Cut Flowers, Wind Break

 

Attracts Wildlife

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New Zealand Flax is an excellent accent plant for the garden. Evergreen leaves are long, narrow, and grow upright. Clusters of flowers grow on spikes above the foliage in late spring and summer. 'Rainbow Warrier' grows 3'-4' tall and 5'-6' wide. Leaves are darker salmon, turning cream as they age. Foliage turns deep red in winter. Avail. in 5G., 15G.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.