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Products > Phormium 'Margaret Jones'
 
Phormium 'Margaret Jones' - 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
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Phormium 'Margaret Jones' (New Zealand Flax) - New Zealand Flax cultivar that grows to 3 feet tall with slightly arching 4 foot long 1 1/2 inch wide leaves of a bright crimson color with bronze margins. Plant in full sun to light shade - may sun burn in full sun in Southern California. 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. This is one of a new series of New Zealand Flax called the Lancer series that was bred by flax hybridizer Margaret Jones. The first 3 plants in the series,'Red Edge', 'Terracotta' and 'Red-Dark Green' were imported into the US in 2002. We grew 2 of the original plants in the series 'Terracotta' and 'Red-Dark Green' (but have susequently dropped them) and in 2006 began growing the newest addition to the series, the cultivar named for the breeder Margaret Jones. The Lancer Series is marketed by Bodger Botanicals This bright and showy cultivar is pinker than 'Dazzler' and redder than 'Maori Maiden' and is larger than both - a real knockout!  This information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Phormium 'Margaret Jones'.
 
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