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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.  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 'Pink Panther'.
 
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