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Products > Phormium 'Alison Blackman'
 
Phormium 'Alison Blackman' - 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
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Synonyms: [Phormium 'Golden Alison']
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Phormium 'Alison Blackman' (New Zealand Flax) - New Zealand Flax cultivar that grows to 4 feet tall with upright 1 to 2 " wide olive-green to bronze leaves with broad creamy-yellow stripes and orange-red edged 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. This is a relatively new cultivar that we started growing in 2007 but while we do not have long-term experience with this plant, it appears to be quite stable. This plant from Barry Blackman, a nurseryman in New Zealand was named in memory of his late daughter. It is also been called 'Golden Alison'.  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 'Alison Blackman'.
 
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