Does anyone know what this plant is called
debbie.clarke Posts: 3
I have a plant in my garden and I don't know what it is called. It flowered about 3 years ago and has started to flower again, it's huge, about the same height at my conservatory roof. Someone said it might be a tequila plant
New Zealand flax is what I know it as, also known as Phormium
That's great, thank you for responding
If the tips of the leaves are sharp, I think it's more likely a Yucca.
I think I'd go with Phormium Bob, I took this picture of the flowers on my Yucca today. I used to grow a Phormium Platt's Black and the flowers looked like those in the picture, they were an orange colour and very exotic looking.
I've yet to see what my Yuccas will do as this is the first time they've flowered but I expect creamy bells as per the books.
Those Yukka flowers are awesome!
Debbie, the long flowering stems of the Flax will soon burst open to reveal tubular flowers - mine are just coming out...
They are very similar aren't they? I've been here 3 years and this is the first set of flowers I've had. Changes this year being 2 x large trees blew down next door so more light and I built a summer house in the way of the prevailing wind so very pleased to see the effect.
It's a Phormium. The growth habit (of the foliage) is different on a yukka. It has more of a 'trunk', while phormiums are clump forming.
I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
Thanks everyone for your help on this. They are progreading nicely. It is a very strange plant
Last edited: 18 June 2017 10:12:07
Sorry for hi-jacking the thread but the yucca flowers have started opening and I wanted to share and this seemed like a good place (I'll get more when they all open)
The spikes are taller than my husband, he's 5'10".