Jack Sprat dwarf flax

Phormium ‘Jack Sprat’


One of the most successful dwarf flax cultivars available today is Phormium ‘Jack Sprat’. This petite perennial grows to 1 1/2 ft. tall with tightly clustered reddish-plum colored foliage. Both its size and color make it well suited to small landscape spaces, along borders and for year around color. It is also popular for use in mass plantings. Like other flax cultivars, it is best to avoid garden areas with hot sun exposures and to sustain it with regular water throughout the year. It is adaptable to many soil conditions.

Plant Type: Perennial
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Upright, Robust, Clumping, Arching
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: Burgundy, Red
Flower Color: Burgundy
Flower Season: Summer, Fall
Soil Adaptations: Loam, Clay
Exposure Adaptations: Morning sun, Heat, Aridity, All day sun
Function: Raised planters, Parks and open space, Near pools and water features, Mass planting, Foundations, Foliage accent plant, Container plant, Civic spaces, Borders, Banks, Small spaces
Height: 18 in.
Width: 18 in.