Phormium Tenax ‘Alison Blackman’
Supplied in a 2 litre pot at approximately 60cm tall. This architectural evergreen perennial shrub more commonly known as the New Zealand Flax is clump forming with graceful arching, sword shaped olive-green leaves with a yellow margin. With age it produces a yellow flower spike above the foliage which can reach 2m. It prefers full sun or partial shade in a sheltered site on well drained or grit added soil.
It has small white flowers which are followed by blueberries.
Product Description: This plant is native to Australia and New Zealand. Alison Blackman is a popular choice for gardeners because of its compact growth habit, ease of care, and attractive foliage. It grows well in sun or shade and does well in poor soil conditions.
• Compact growth habit
• Easy to grow
• Attractive foliage
• Great for containers
• Good for edging pathways
• Suitable for rockeries
Common Name: Aloe vera
2. Latin Name: Phormium tenax
3. Family: Liliaceae (Lily family)
4. Scientific Name: Phormium Tenax
5. Origin: Australia
6. Description: A perennial herbaceous plant native to Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Madagascar. It grows to about 1 meter tall. Leaves are alternate, simple, oblong-oblanceolate, 2–8 cm long, and 0.5–2 cm wide. Flowers are small, white, and fragrant, produced in panicles at the top of the stem. Fruits are globose capsules containing numerous seeds.
7. Uses: Used as a medicinal plant, food, and ornamental plant.
8. Health Benefits: Contains many vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, and calcium. Also contains phytosterols, saponins, tannins, flavonoids, phenolic compounds, and alkaloids.
9. Where To Buy: You can buy them online at Amazon.com.
10. How Much? $ per packet.
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