San Marcos GrowersSan Marcos Growers
New User?
Wholesale Login
Enter Password
Home Products Purchase Gardens About Us Resources Contact Us
 Web Site Search
Plant Database
Search by Plant Name
  General Plant Info
Search for any word
  Advanced Search >>
Search by size, origins,
color, cultural needs, etc.
Site Map
Retail Locator
Plant Listings

PLANT TYPE
PLANT GEOGRAPHY
PLANT INDEX
ALL PLANT LIST
PLANT IMAGE INDEX
PLANT INTROS
SPECIALTY CROPS
NEW  2017 PLANTS
PRIME LIST>
  for OCTOBER


 Weather Station

 
Products > Phormium 'Pink Stripe'
 
Phormium 'Pink Stripe' - New Zealand Flax

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

[2nd Image]
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Phormiaceae (~Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Origin: New Zealand (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Insignificant
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: Phormium 'Candy Stripe'
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Phormium 'Pink Mist' (Pink New Zealand Flax) This fantastically colorful New Zealand Flax cultivar grows slowly to 2 to 3 feet tall in a open rosette with lax arching 3 foot long by 1 1/2 inch wide leaves that have a broad midstripe of bubblegum pink surrounded by olive-green to bronze margins. Plant in full sun to light shade - may sun burn in full sun in Southern California. 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 sensational plant was discovered in 2001 by our field supervisor Arturo Garcia in the nursery's Phormium propagation stock corral as a sport taken off of Phormium 'Pink Stripe', from which it differs greatly. Its variegation has remained stable with no reverting green leaves produced since it was discovered. Its only drawback is its slow growth, which is why it took us 15 years to finally build up enough stock to to release it for sale in 2016.  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 'Pink Stripe'.
 
  [MORE INFO]