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Products > Phormium 'Flamingo'
 
Phormium 'Flamingo' - New Zealand Flax

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Phormiaceae (~Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Origin: New Zealand (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Phormium 'Flamingo' (New Zealand Flax) - New Zealand Flax cultivar that grows to 2 feet tall with arching 1 1/2" wide leaves in shades of orange, rose, light green and yellow. 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. Similar to 'Maori Sunrise' but possibly smaller. The variegation is a little unstable and needs attention to ensure plant does not revert to a larger bronze flax. A very nice and showy plant for a potted specimen. This plant introduced into the US by Malanseuns Pleasure Plants in South Africa.  This information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Phormium 'Flamingo'.
 
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