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Products > Phormium 'Bobby Dazzler'
 
Phormium 'Bobby Dazzler' - New Zealand Flax

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Phormiaceae (~Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Origin: New Zealand (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 3-5 feet
Width: 3-5 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Phormium 'Bobby Dazzler' (New Zealand Flax) - New Zealand Flax cultivar that grows to 3-5 ft. tall with slightly-arching 1 1/2" wide leaves that are striped with deep maroon and scarlet. Similar to the cultivar 'Dazzler' ( the reddest of the Flax), but larger and more upright. Remove old foliage. 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 Margaret Jones hybrid is beautiful but very unstable. Most of our stock reverted and we are currently not offering this cultivar. The name "Bobby Dazzler" is a slang term that equates to "Snappy Dresser" or one who wears attractive clothing.  Information displayed on this page about  Phormium 'Bobby Dazzler' is based on the research conducted about it in our library and from reliable online resources. We also note those observations we have made of this plant as it grows in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how crops have performed in our nursery field. We will incorporate comments we receive from others, and welcome to hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.
 
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