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Products > Phormium 'Dark Delight Seedling'
 
Phormium 'Dark Delight Seedling' - New Zealand Flax
  
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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
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 Seedling' (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. Flowers 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. 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. We propagate this plant from seed collected from a stand of Phormium 'Dark Delight'. The seedlings are uniformly dark and appear very similar if not identical to the parent plant. As with 'Dark Delight' these plants are among the darkest of flax hybrids.  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 Dark Delight Seedling.
 
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