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Phormium 'Pink Mist' - Pink 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
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: NA
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-4 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Phormium 'Pink Mist' (Pink New Zealand Flax) - This new Flax was discovered in the San Marcos Growers Phormium propagation stock corral in 2001. It is a sport off of Phormium 'Pink Stripe' from which it differs greatly. 'Pink Mist' grows to only 2-3 feet tall with wide lax leaves that are primarily pale pink with narrow olive green bands along the margins and the midrib. This sensational plant was discovered by our field supervisor Arturo Garcia. We are building stock as rapidly as possible and we had hoped to release 'Pink Mist' by 2009 but its slow growth has us now thinking that a 2013 release is more reasonable.  This information about Phormium 'Pink Mist' displayed is based on research conducted in our library and from reliable online resources. We will also note observations that we have made about it as it grows in the gardens in our nursery and those elsewhere, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others, and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.
 
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