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Phormium hybrida Metallica

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Phormium hybrida Metallica New Zealand Flax,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting Clumping, Tufting, Upright

Description:
New Zealand Flax with silvery-grey thick strappy-leaved upright foliage. Use as a feature in a pot or mass plant for impact. Great contrast colour against green plants and widely used in Mediterranean style gardens. Grows approx. 1m tall x 1m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Erosion Control, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Rockery, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Mealy Bugs

Cultural Notes:

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

Family Name: Origin:
Xanthorrhoeaceae PacificIslands

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Burgundy, Grey, Pink, Purple, Silver
Flower Colour: Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

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