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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.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Phormium 'Pink Mist'.
 
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