Can anybody tell me what this plant is?

Hi All,

I am new here and need to find out what the long leaved grass type plant in the center of this photo.

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The plant is getting a bit big and I need to prune it down before it takes over the garden. I have managed to prune the green/white bush. 

I have little gardening experience so don't want to kill the plant

Many Thanks

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  • Phormium tenax cultivar, New Zealander, ugly bloomin' things, but others may disagree!  The only one I'll consider using is the cultivar 'Yellow Wave'. It will look awful cut/pruned, it just won't work because the leaves all sprout from the base. To reduce it, you'd have to remove clumps/offsets at the base, but that won't alter the height 

    H-C

  • Agree with HC - "yellow wave" is one of the best Phormiums IMO.

  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 3,253

    They are beasts to prune! You have to get under and cut leaves at the base, as H-C described.

    It looks good against the fence - you seem to have room for it. 

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532

    Imasleepdontbotherme,welcome. why do you want to prune it? You've got a lot of space there.image

  • Thanks to everybody for the replies,

    If you think it is okay to leave it as it is, I will leave it alone.

    Many Thanks

    Imasleepdontbotherme

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