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Products > Phormium 'Duet'
 
Phormium 'Duet' - Dwarf Variegated Flax
   
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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 that is presented on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations we have made of it in the nursery's garden and in other gardens we have visited, as well how it performs in our nursery crops out in the field. We incorporate comments that we receive from others as well and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they know of cultural information that would aid others in growing  Phormium 'Duet'.
 
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