Phormium Tenax ‘Atropurpureum’

Purple New Zealand Flax
Plant Type

Grass-like

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

6-8′ x 6-8′

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Orange

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Special Features

Coastal Conditions, Deer Resistant

Container Sizes

#1, #5, #15

Natural Growth Habit

Vase

Sunset Garden Zones

7-9, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

7A-11

Dramatic Plant with rich deep purple sword-like leaves growing in a fan pattern. Plante will reach heights of 6 feet to eight feet with equal spread. Hardy to Zone 9 can withstand temperatures to 20* F. On established plants blooms will appear late spring to summer in branching clusters of tubular orange flowers. Cool Weather will intensify foliage color. Needs heat to thrive and bloom well

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