Author 'Nicoledesplat' (Id 183524 ) : We all one day met this great plant without ever knowing how it was called
It is, in fact, a phormium called 'flax' or 'hemp of New Zealand' and it has a nice story to tell you.
Since the dawn of time, the Maoris use to make baskets, fishing nets, sleeping mats, and clothing.
Elegant and racy, this perennial develops a superb evergreen foliage. Each sheet is beautifully built looks like a thong flexible often lined with a thin bronze.
We meet 2 varieties, the 'phormium Texas', which develops in very diverse habitats : beach, banks of rivers, lakes, mountains, coastal cliffs, and the 'Phormium Cookianum', a bit smaller (from 1, 20 to 2m) who agrees to take root in altitude.
Here it is a 'Cookianum 'Duet' and it welcomed me at the entrance of the Coulée Verte park actrations a town close to mine, and was the two meters of height.