Phormium tenax Purpurea
(Purple Swamp Flax)

Phormium tenax Purpurea
(Purple Swamp Flax)

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Foliage Colour: Red
Growth Rate: Medium
Mature Height: 2 m
Mature Width: 2 m
Site Condition: Coastal, Exposed, Frost Tolerant, Heavy Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Waterways
Sun: Full Sun
Drainage: Dry, Moist, Wet
Category: Flax
Features: Native. Suitable for hedging or shelter. Attractive to birds, insects, lizards and bees. Flower colour: Red.

Phormium tenax Purpurea is a red/purple foliaged seedling form of P. tenax, so there is some attractive variation between plants. Generally smaller in stature than the green form. A strong-growing flax forming a red/purple clump. Plant next to shrubs with lighter colouring for best effect.

Flowering: Spring [October to December]
Fruiting:    Summer [January to March]

Prices

  Each 20 or more
2l Pot $9.50 $9.00

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