New Zealand Flax

Give information about Phormiun tenax (New Zealand flax), which I see is

imported to San Francisco in large quantities yearly for making cordage

and binder twine, and is said also to be the best of bee pasture. Can I

get the plants on the coast, and is California soil and climate adapted

to the culture?

New Zealand flax grows admirably in the coast region of California. You

will find it in nearly all the public parks and in private gardens, for

it is a very ornamental perennial. Plants can be had in any quantity

from the California nurserymen and florists. It produces plenty of

leaves, but we should doubt whether it is floriferous enough for bee

pasturage except where it occurs wild over a large acreage. You could

get vastly more honey from other plants grown for that purpose.

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