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Phormium hybrida Border Red

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Wantirna
D6
Size: 14cm
Available: 9
$/Unit (EX GST): $9.24 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $10.16 inc GST
D6
Size: 17cm
Available: 1
$/Unit (EX GST): $12.08 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $13.28 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Phormium hybrida Border Red New Zealand Flax, PHOHAR01,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting Clumping, Tufting, Upright

Description:
Border™ Red is one of the Border collection of evergreen clump-forming perennials. It is a dwarf variety with narrow chocolate leaves edged with vibrant cherry red margins. Border™ Red forms dense clumps of upright leaves growing to 50cm-60cm high and 50cm-60cm wide. The colour is particularly intense during the cooler months. A perfect mass planting or border plant to add a touch of exotic colour and texture to the garden. Border™ Red needs little maintenance - simply remove old leaves as they age and become dry on the ends. Suitable for border plantings in commercial and home landscapes and in patio pots.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Groundcover, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Verge, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Remove old leaves as required. Tolerates a range of soils, though will perform best in a well worked soil containing organic matter and good drainage. Add controlled release fertiliser (20:8:12) in Spring. No major disease susceptibility, though can be damaged by crown rot in high humidity situations. Mealy bug can be damaging as with all Phormiums. Avoid high humidity situations as this may lead to crown rot. Space plants well and ensure good air movement between plants. Information and images courtesy of Anthony Tesselaar.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Xanthorrhoeaceae PacificIslands

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Brown, Red, Variegated
Flower Colour: Insignificant
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: N/A
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High
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