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New Zealand Flax 'Yellow Wave'

Phormium 'Yellow Wave'
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Evergreen perennial has yellow-green foliage with a deeper green pinstriping. Long, wide leaves look like those of a giant grass. Use as a specimen plant in poolside or in a container. 

Plant with Pittosporum 'Golf Ball'


  • Landscape Size: 4'-5' tall, 5'-7' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun or Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • Sunset Zone: 7-9, 14-24
  • Growth Habit: Arching, Clumping
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Deer Resistant, Dramatic Foliage Color

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Prefers enriched soil with good drainage. Prune to create a neat appearance. Every 2 to 3 years, divide clumps in early spring. Hardy to to 15-20°F. 



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