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Products > Phormium 'Jubilee' PP19,059
Phormium 'Jubilee' PP19,059 - Jubilee 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
Flower Color: NA
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Parentage: (Phormium 'Jester' sport)
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: Clumping
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Phormium 'Jubilee' PP19,059 A New Zealand Flax cultivar that grows to 3 feet tall with slightly arching long leaves that have a green center and pinkish-red margins on the upper surface and are entirely red below. 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. A very interesting color combination and a bit stronger with less reversions than the parent plant, Phormium 'Jester'. This plant was discovered by Arroyo Grande nurseryman Christopher Chaney who in 2000 purchased a plant labeled Phormium 'Red Heart', known in the trade as Phormium 'Jester', from Monterey Bay Nursery where he then worked as an outside salesman. Phormium 'Jester' is an attractive cultivar that is predominantly pale red on its upper surface with narrow green margins. Mr. Chaney divided his plant but noted one of his divisions had a fan of leaves with the reverse coloration, having strong red margins and a green central stripe on the upper surface and an entirely red underside. In 2003 he selected and rooted this fan and has since subsequently propagated repeatedly from the original, using the method of division. It was co-introduced into the nursery trade by Chris Chaney and Monterey Bay nursery and received a U.S. Plant Patent in July 2008. It is marketed in the U.S by PlantHaven.  The information on this page is based on the research that we have conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from what we have found on reliable online sources, as well as from observations made of our crops of this plant growing in the nursery and of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may 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 'Jubilee' PP19,059.