Phormium ‘Maori Sunset’

Maori Sunset New Zealand Flax
Plant Type




Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

3-5′ x 3-5′


Full to partial sun


Medium, Low Water

Special Features

Coastal Conditions, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit


Sunset Garden Zones

7-9, 14-24, H1, H2

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


Moderate-growing evergreen perennial clumping to 3-5’ tall and wide. This attractive, strongly-upright-growing variety forms a broad clump of multi-toned,  1-1 ½“ wide sword-like leaves in a rich blend of apricot, pink and green. Well-suited in beds, mixed shrub borders, pond or pool areas, as a mass-planting for larger areas, or for using as a color and texture contrast to brightly colored flowers or broadleaf shrubs. Also makes a fine container specimen. Prefers a full to partial sun exposure in a well-drained soil, and while capable of surviving with little water once established, a more robust specimen is achieved with light regular watering. Tolerates coastal conditions. Deer resistant.
USDA Zone: 8-11
Sunset Zone: 7-9, 14-24, H1, H2

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