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Phormium 'Terracotta' - Lancer Terra Cotta 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)
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Phormium 'Terracotta' (Lancer Terra Cotta New Zealand Flax) - A New Zealand Flax cultivar that grows to 3 feet tall with arching 1 1/2" wide leaves in shades of orange, rose, light green and yellow. Plant in full sun to light shade. This plant 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. The first 3 plants in the Lancer Series,'Red Edge', 'Terracotta' and 'Red-Dark Green', were imported into the US in 2002 and marketed by Bodger Botanicals. We grew 2 of the original plants in the series, 'Terracotta' and 'Red-Dark Green', (and subsequently dropped them) and in 2006 began growing the newest addition to the series, the cultivar named for the breeder Margaret Jones. 'Terracotta' was originally listed as growing to 3 feet tall though long time experience with this group of plants lead us to be suspect of all height listings of new cultivars - only time will tell. Looks very similar to the cultivars 'Maori Sunrise' and 'Flamingo'.  Information displayed on this page is based on the research conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online resources. We also note those observations we have made of this plant as it is growing in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how it has performed in the crops out in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others, and welcome to hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they have knowledge of cultural information we do not mention that would aid others in growing Phormium 'Terracotta'.
 
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