Tom Thumb New Zealand Flax

Plant Sizing Guide

Tom Thumb New Zealand Flax, scientifically known as Phormium cookianum 'Tom Thumb,' is a compact and ornamental cultivar of the New Zealand Flax. This evergreen perennial is valued for its dwarf size and attractive foliage. The plant forms a neat clump of arching, sword-like leaves that are typically green with a reddish or bronze tint. The compact nature of 'Tom Thumb' makes it well-suited for small gardens, borders, or container plantings. It is a hardy and low-maintenance plant, thriving in well-draining soil and tolerating a range of conditions. While it may produce small flowers on tall stems, the primary ornamental appeal lies in its striking and compact form. With its vibrant color and versatile use in various garden settings, Tom Thumb New Zealand Flax is a popular choice for those seeking an attractive and manageable ornamental plant.

Botanical Name  

Phormium 'Tom Thumb’

Also Known As  

Dwarf Zealand Hemp | 新西兰棕麻


Plant Type  
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Light Needs  
Watering Needs  
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Avg. Mature Size  
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Flower Color  

Australia, New Zealand
8 - 11
Partial - Full Sun
2' Tall and 2' Wide
Spring - Summer


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