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.
Chatham Island forget-me-nots * Grows to 40cm tall and 40cm wide * Dramatic large fleshy foliage on this plant creates year round interest, with its crowning glory being the heavenly blue flowers produced in Spring - a stunning sight. Quick growing in the right site. * Enjoy rich, moist but well drained soil * Needs a cool site hidden from the sun * Frost tender and is coastal tolerant * Native to New Zealand