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Phormium tenax 'Atropurpureum'

New Zealand Flax

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Item #: 3526

Zones: 7b to 10b

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 80" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: New Zealand

Pot Size: 2 qt. (1.9 L)

This medium-size, hardy selection of New Zealand flax makes an attractive, 4' wide clump of sword-like leaves of dark chocolate...a stunning vertical accent. This selection has been grown in our area for more than a quarter century. When the temperatures drop below 10 degrees F, the foliage will burn and require a spring haircut. Phormiums are prized for their garden value as well as for their use in annual color bowls.