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Products > Phormium 'Dark Delight'
Phormium 'Dark Delight' - Red New Zealand Flax
Working on getting this plant back in the field but it is currently not available listing for information only!
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Phormiaceae (~Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Origin: New Zealand (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: [P. 'Double Delight']
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 3-5 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Phormium 'Dark Delight' (Red New Zealand Flax) - New Zealand Flax cultivar that grows to 4 feet tall with slightly arching, 1-2 inch wide leaves that are a dark reddish brown. It blooms reliably in late spring to early summer with red flowers on upright stems to 5-6 feet tall. Plant in full sun to light shade. It can tolerate fairly dry conditions (coastal) but looks best with occasional to regular irrigation. Hardy to 15-20 F. It is possibly root hardy below these temperatures but can suffer severe foliage damage unless protected. We propagate and sell crops of seedlings of 'Dark Delight' as "Dark Delight Seedlings" that are very close if not identical to this cultivar. One of the darkest flax hybrids readily available in the U.S. and one of our favorite of the flax. Introduced by Ms. Margaret Jones of Tauranga, New Zealand in 1979. Unfortunately we sold this variety out and did not keep enough stock to propagate from. Since there are many seedling forms of this plant in the nursery trade we are working to rebuild quantities only from our original stock plants.  Information displayed on this page about  Phormium 'Dark Delight' 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.