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Phormium 'Carousel' - 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
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.  Information displayed on this page about  Phormium 'Carousel' is based on the research conducted about it in our library and from reliable online resources. We also note those observations we have made of this plant as it grows in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how crops have performed in our nursery field. We will incorporate comments we receive from others, and welcome to hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.
 
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