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Phormium Jester | New Zealand Flax ‘Jester’ - 90-120cm, 10lt

Phormium Jester | New Zealand Flax ‘Jester’ - 90-120cm, 10lt

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Phormium Jester, a New Zealand Flax cultivar, is a clump-forming, herbaceous, evergreen perennial with slender, gently arching, sword-like, variegated, coral-pink leaves with green stripes, and inconspicuous, red, tubular, flowers on leafless, upright stems in summer. New Zealand Flax ‘Jester’ thrives in average to rich, consistently moist, well-drained soils, in full sun to partial shade. It doesn’t tolerate poor, heavy and waterlogged soils. It can withstand some winter cold, but frost can damage the foliage. It is tolerant of sea spray and wind, but needs to be sheltered from harsh, drying winter winds. Too much heat can cause leaf scorch or bleaching. Generally, disease-free. Low maintenance plant, doesn’t require much pruning. Phormium Jester is an impressive, exotic-looking, colourful perennial, perfect for coastal, tropical, rock and gravel, and urban gardens. Great as a specimen plant or planted in masses in shrub borders or as a contrasting plant. Suitable for growing in containers.
  • Common Name

    New Zealand Flax ‘Jester’

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen perennial

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    New Zealand

  • Flower

    inconspicuous, red, tubular, flowers

  • Foliage

    slender, gently arching, sword-like, variegated, coral-pink leaves with green stripes

  • Maturation period

    5–10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

clump forming

Preferred Location


South–facing or East–facing or West–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




all year



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