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Phormium tenax Bronze Baby

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Phormium tenax Bronze Baby

New Zealand Flax,
$0.00 ex GST
B11, Indoor, D6
C2, C8
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B11, Indoor, D6
Size: 14cm
Available: 7
$/Unit (EX GST): $7.72 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $8.49 inc GST
C2, C8
Size: 20cm
Available: 32
$/Unit (EX GST): $14.44 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $15.88 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Phormium tenax Bronze Baby New Zealand Flax,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

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

Dwarf coppery-coloured flax with beautiful upright, arching foliage. A clumping plant growing approx 75cm. Red flowers on tall stems appear above the foliage in Summer. Great contrast in the garden either planted singularly or mass planted. For best colour, plant in moist conditions.

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

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

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Mealy Bugs

Cultural Notes: When planting, cultivate soil well and dig the hole twice the width of the container. Add compost if soil very sandy. Place plant that has been removed from container into the hole so the soil level is the same as the surrounding ground. Back-fill the hole firmly and water in well. Foliage can be cut back late winter to refresh plant. Foliage will burn in hot overhead heat.

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

Family Name: Origin:
Phormiaceae PacificIslands

Foliage Colour: Brown, Purple
Flower Colour: Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Yes

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