Phormium tenax (harakeke)
Phormium tenax, commonly known as harakeke, is one of New Zealand’s most versatile plants having a combination of extreme vigour coupled elegant beauty. The foliage is khaki green coloured and up to 3m long. The nectar from the flowers, borne on tall slender flower stalks, is a great attractor to native birds such as Tui. Harakeke is abundant throughout New Zealand particularly in wetland areas. Perfect for revegetation, riparian plantings, and for landscaping.