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Phormium 'Rainbow Maiden'


Phormium  'Rainbow Maiden'

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Wharariki. Medium perennial with erect young leaves rich rosy salmon pink with bronze margins leathery erect sword like leaves. Older leaves develop a spreading drooping habit. Tall stems up to 2 metres tall produce green tinged orange or yellow flowers in spring, loved by the tuis for their abundant nectar. These are followed by pendulous twisted seed capsules. Very tolerant of many soils and conditions. Chose good fertile soil though to maintain the best colour.The colourful foliage looks great against green and silver foliage.

 
Genus
Phormium
Species  
Cultivar   'Rainbow Maiden'

Common name
Red flax

Family name
Xanthorrhoeaceae
Place of origin
New Zealand


DETAILS
Height
1 m
Width
1 m
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Evergreen

Soil Type
Grows in most soil types / Prefers good loamy soil

Moisture
Tolerates dry soils

Exposure
Grows in exposed or coastal sites. / Grows in sun or semi-shade / Will tolerate very hard frosts.

Indigenous / Nourishment / Structure / Texture

Grasses, sedges and flaxes.

Category
Large, height over 1.5 metres.
Availability
We have this currently available in a PB 6.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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