Top Plants For Sonoma County
New Zealand Flax
Good drainage. Some varieties are huge, many different foliage colors available. Great accent plants.
Fibrous, sword-shaped leaves endow this rugged plant with dramatic qualities year-round. The species P. tenax develops huge clumps with stiff leaves; P. cookianum clumps are lax and sprawling. Numerous named hybrids in a broad range of sizes and colors are more easily accommodated in gardens than the plain species. Plants look best with occasional irrigation and light shade to avoid sunburn. Cut out flower stalks after blooms fade.