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Products > Phormium 'Pink Panther'
 
Phormium 'Pink Panther' - Pink Panther New Zealand Flax

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
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: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Phormium 'Pink Panther' (Pink Panther New Zealand Flax) - This flax has a slightly arching form and grows to 3 to 4 feet tall with leaves that have candy pink centers with darker reddish bronze margins. Plant in full sun to light shade. 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. We started growing this plant in 2006 and it looks to be a stable cultivar though its dead-on similarity to the cultivars 'Margaret Jones' and 'Evening Glow' prompted us to discontinue growing it in 2010.  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted on this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in the nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Phormium 'Pink Panther'.
 
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