Phormium ‘Yellow Wave’

Phormium ‘Yellow Wave’ photographed at Ardwell House, Stranraer, Scotland, UK

Phormium ‘Yellow Wave’ has drooping, variegated leaves up to 40 in (1 m) long, which gives the plant an arching habit. The leaves have a central cream band, with a number of green stripes. Yellow and orange flowers on 6 ft (1.8 m) spikes, summer. Fairly hardy in the UK.

This fine and popular phormium cultivar was raised in 1967 by Mr F M Jury of Waitara, North Island, New Zealand, who crossed a red-striped form of Phormium tenax with Phormium cookianum.

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