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Products > Phormium 'Duet'
 
Phormium 'Duet' - Dwarf Variegated Flax
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Phormiaceae (~Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Origin: New Zealand (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: Clumping
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Phormium 'Duet' (Dwarf Variegated Flax) - New Zealand Flax cultivar that grows to 2 feet tall with rather stiff leaves which are erect to somewhat spreading. Green in the center with the creamy white variegation concentrated toward the margins. Flowers annually with 3 foot wands of yellow flowers. Plant in full sun to light shade. Can tolerate fairly dry conditions (coastal) but looks best with occasional to regular irrigation. Hardy to 15-20 F. Possibly root hardy below these temperatures but with severe foliage damage unless protected. Good as a contrast plant and in small gardens. A reliable and stable dwarf cultivar. Introduced in 1979 by Ms. Margaret Jones of Tauranga, New Zealand.  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Phormium 'Duet'.
 
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