Phormium Duet
Phormium Duet
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Phormium Duet

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Phormium 'Duet' (Dwarf Variegated Flax) - New Zealand Flax cultivar that grows to 2 feet tall with rather stiff leaves which are erect to somewhat spreading. Green in the center with the creamy white variegation concentrated toward the margins. Flowers annually with 3 foot wands of yellow flowers. Plant in full sun to light shade.

Can tolerate fairly dry conditions (coastal) but looks best with occasional to regular irrigation. Hardy to 15-20 F. Possibly root hardy below these temperatures but with severe foliage damage unless protected.

Good as a contrast plant and in small gardens. A reliable and stable dwarf cultivar.

Introduced in 1979 by Ms. Margaret Jones of Tauranga, New Zealand.  

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained, fertile soil in full sun. In cold areas, protect from frost with a dry mulch in winter.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun