Phormium tenax (Harakeke)
It is an evergreen perennial plant native to NZ
The plant grows as a clump of long, straplike leaves, up to 3m tall and 2m wide.
Very hardy. Tolerant of a wide range of sites including swampy and coastal conditions.
Excellent low shelter and erosion control. Seeds from January-March and nectar from December-January are very attractive to birds and bees.