Pink Stripe New Zealand Flax

Phormium 'Pink Stripe'

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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical PronunciationFOR-mee-um
Average Size at Maturity4 to 5 ft. wide and4 to 6 ft. tall.
Bloom Timeinsignificant
Design IdeasThis vibrant colored flax is well suited to mid-century modern and post modern compositions for dramatic high contrast color and texture. A natural in tropical landscaping with large leaf exotics and hot colored flowers. Use to soften building edges and as foundation planting. Fills up long spans of fence or wall. It's a powerful way to highlight important places in the garden. In a more naturalistic setting in sizeable landscape, plant in groups for massive effect. Works particularly well around ponds, pools and rock waterfalls. Makes a striking potted specimen.
Foliage ColorVariegated
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Poolside, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDeer Resistant, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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