A Tui a native birds of New Zealand feeding on a nectar of flax flower.

A Tui, native to New Zealand, feeding on flax flower nectar

Harakeke Classroom Chart | Te Reo Maori Resources

Two bilingual charts describing the harakeke plant and it's traditional and contemporary uses

Yellow Wave' New Zealand Flax (Phormium tenax 'Yellow Wave')    The sword-shaped leaves of New Zealand flax create a lush look but require virtually no care, so the Ocampos used several varieties of it in the front bed, the side yard and the back. It's hardy to 20 degrees F. New Zealand hook sedge (Uncinia rubra) is a somewhat hardier substitute that is cold-tolerant to 10 degrees F.

The Easy-Care Yard

The sword-shaped leaves of New Zealand flax create a lush look, as do the Ocampos used in the front bed, the side yard and the back.

Phormium tenax New Zealand Flax- Harakeke ------ Have this growing in my garden in Aussie B.L.

flowering nz flax - Phormium tenax Flax by Tony Foster Phormium tenax New Zealand Flax Harakeke

PlantWerkz: New Zealand Flax - Phormium Tenax

New Zealand Flax - Phormium Tenax Uses: Container, specimen Coastal tolerant Drought Tolerant Moisture tolerant No D&P

Enchanted - by Irina Velman, NZ. A tui bird takes shelter and sustenance in the harakeke (flax). Cards and art-prints available from www.imagevault.co.nz

Enchanted - by Irina Velman, NZ. A tui bird takes shelter and sustenance in the…

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This page explores the history and tikanga of harakeke, and how it is harvested and woven.


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