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Products > Phormium 'Pink Stripe'
 
Phormium 'Pink Stripe' - 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
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.  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted on this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in the nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Phormium 'Pink Stripe'.
 
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