Phormium 'Jester'

Jester New Zealand Flax

Evergreen Perennial, Shrub, Tender Perennial

This evergreen tender perennial with pink to coral strappy foliage is a showy foliage accent for mixed containers. It is best to treat New Zealand flax as an annual, or provide winter protection where not hardy.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even


Size: 18 - 30 tall x 18 - 30 wide
Shape / Form: Arching, Clumping, Strappy
Foliage Texture: Coarse, Medium
Foliage Quality: Coarse, Medium

Features: Attractive Foliage, Dwarf / Compact Plant, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Pink, Variegated
Leaf Shape: Strappy

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Container, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Plant Behavior: Tender

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos