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Products > Phormium 'Duet'
 
Phormium 'Duet' - Dwarf Variegated Flax
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Phormiaceae (~Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Origin: New Zealand (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: Clumping
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Phormium 'Duet' (Dwarf Variegated Flax) - New Zealand Flax cultivar that grows to 2 feet tall with rather stiff leaves which are erect to somewhat spreading. Green in the center with the creamy white variegation concentrated toward the margins. Flowers annually with 3 foot wands of yellow flowers. 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. Good as a contrast plant and in small gardens. A reliable and stable dwarf cultivar. Introduced in 1979 by Ms. Margaret Jones of Tauranga, New Zealand.  The information on this page is based on the research that we have conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from what we have found on reliable online sources, as well as from observations made of our crops of this plant growing in the nursery and of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may 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 'Duet'.
 
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