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Products > Phormium 'Carousel'
 
Phormium 'Carousel' - New Zealand Flax

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Phormiaceae (~Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Origin: New Zealand (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Phormium 'Carousel' (New Zealand Flax) - This New Zealand Flax cultivar is noted for its multi-colored foliage. Growing to 3 feet tall, it has slightly arching, broad 2-3 inch wide green-bronze leaves that are striped with shades of pink and orange. 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. This cultivar was recently introduced into cultivation in the United States from a South African nursery, and its long-term ultimate size and performance in the garden is still unknown. Its appears to be a bit pinker than 'Maori Queen', particularly along the leaf margins and it has narrower foliage. With its bright color and apparent smaller size, this cultivar attracted our attention but we only grew it in 2003 as it was very similar to others already in production.  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 'Carousel'.
 
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