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Phormium cookianum ssp, hookeri 'Tricolor'


Phormium cookianum ssp, hookeri 'Tricolor' Phormium cookianum ssp, hookeri 'Tricolor'

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Wharariki. Large perennial with long broad leathery gracefully arching sword like leaves, arranged in fans. The leaves are rich green with broad cream edge, outlined by a red margin. Tall stems 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. One of the oldest cultivars of Phormium.

 
Genus
Phormium
Species   cookianum ssp, hookeri
Cultivar   'Tricolor'

Common name
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 / Whimsical

Grasses, sedges and flaxes.

Category
Medium, height between 0.6 and 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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