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Phormium Cultivars
Common Name: New Zealand Flax Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae (The Grass Tree Family)

Phormium Cultivars
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Phormiums have cornered the market on structure and drama, which is likely why they're so popular. The erect or arching strap-like leaves come in diverse colours of pink, red, burgundy, chocolate, green and cream and are indispensable on the West Coast. Phormiums usually sail through our winters. However, the burgundy cultivars are generally hardier than the variegated ones. We stock 20+ cultivars each year.

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Found mainly in swamps or low lying areas but will grow just about anywhere.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourVarious 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height1-6'  Bloom TimeSpring - Winter 
Spread1-4'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGold Variegated - Cream/White Burgundy/Red/Purple Variegated - Gold Green 
Soil MoistureMoist Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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