Water Wise Plants
New Zealand Flax 'Amazing Red'
3 ft. wide and tall
Low: water every three weeks until the root ball is wet
Full to half sun
Red (but grown more for foliage)
Maintenance- Design- Planting Tips
We have never seen 'Amazing Red' bloom in our garden, but that's OK because Phormium flowers are not particularly attractive in our opinion. Prune out dead leaves, but don't try to reduce size Phormiums by cutting back their leaves. Unlike grasses, Phormium leaves won't grow back and you'll be stuck with stubby unattractive leaves.
Some Phormiums revert to the brownish color of the species after several years. 'Amazing Red' has held its color in our garden for six years and for ten years in some of our Master Gardeners' personal gardens.