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Products > Phormium 'Dusky Maiden'
 
Phormium 'Dusky Maiden' - 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
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Phormium 'Dusky Maiden' (New Zealand Flax) This New Zealand Flax cultivar was a tissue culture selection from plants received as Phormium 'Dusky Chief' but had much narrower foliage and were slightly less gray on the back-side. We don't know the ultimate size on this plant but likely it will be midsize like 'Dusky Chief' which typically grows upright to 3-4 feet tall. It has dark red brown foliage that curves just slightly at tips. Resembles a red-brown Dietes. 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.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any 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 'Dusky Maiden'.