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Wetland plants
Did you know wetland plants make excellent water filters? If you need to clean up stormwater runoff, or provide a buffer against flooding, give us a call.
Phormium cookianum subsp. hookeri
Height: 1.5m;  Spread: 2m
Coastal Flax (Flax)
Weeping green foliage. This is the coastal form and is very hardy in exposed conditions. Yellow flower stalk (2m) attracts tuis in spring. Plant away from edge of lawn to avoid entangling the mower.
» Click here for our Phormium article published in the Titirangi Tatler, June 2012
» For a landscaping perspective on Phormium cookianum subsp. hookeri see this article by O2 Landscapes...
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..a local Wattle bird with a face full of pollen enjoying lunch at RMBG