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Products > Phormium 'Red-Edge'
 
Phormium 'Red-Edge' - Lancer Series New Zealand Flax

THIS LISTING FOR INFORMATION ONLY - WE NO LONGER GROW THIS PLANT 

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Phormiaceae (~Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Origin: New Zealand (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Synonyms: [Phormium 'Surfer'?]
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Phormium 'Red-Edge' (Lancer Series New Zealand Flax) - A New Zealand Flax cultivar that grows to 3 feet tall with wavy narrow green leaves that have fine reddish brown margins. 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. Maybe same as 'Surfer'. Hardy to 15-20 degrees F. One of a new series of New Zealand Flax called the Lancer series that was imported into the US in 2002 from flax hybridizer Margaret Jones by Bodger Botanicals. The 3 plants in the series, 'Red-Edge', 'Terracotta' and 'Red-Dark Green' are all listed as growing to 3 feet tall. Long time experience with this group of plants lead us to be suspect of all height listings of new cultivars - only time will tell. This plant looks very much like the cultivar 'Surfer'.  This description is based on our research and observations 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 have additional cultural tips that would aid others growing Phormium 'Red-Edge' .
 
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