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Phormium 'Pink Mist' - Pink New Zealand Flax
   

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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.  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in the nursery, in the nursery's garden, and in other gardens where it has been observed. We also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing  Phormium 'Pink Mist'.
 
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