Phormium tenax 'Purpureum Group'
NEW ZEALAND FLAX
Xanthorrhoeaceae-Hemerocallidoideae

 
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Plant type: evergreen rhizomatous soft-wooded perennial

Hardiness zones: 9-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to occasionally flooded

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: high wind, second line salt wind, light frost
2.5m
Plant habit
 
2.5m

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Flowers: red

Flowering Time: late spring to mid summer

Leaves: purple-bronze
 
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Phormium tenax 'Purpureum Group'
NEW ZEALAND FLAX
Xanthorrhoeaceae-Hemerocallidoideae

 

  Plant type: evergreen rhizomatous soft-wooded perennial

Hardiness zones: 9-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to occasionally flooded

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: high wind, second line salt wind, light frost
2.5m
Plant habit
 
2.5m

FEATURES

Flowers: red

Flowering Time: late spring to mid summer

Leaves: purple-bronze


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits tropical, mediterranean, formal, contemporary, dry style & coastal designs

Uses: informal screen, large planter, mass planting, accents, cut foliage, border, soil binding, fire retardant, poolside

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average

Animals: nectar, deer resistant






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