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Phormium - New Zealand Flax

Foxtails Farms, Inc., with nurseries in San Diego and Ventura Counties are growers of "Premium" Phormium Plants. Our Phormium bare root divisions are shipped to many nurseries through out the USA and several foreign countries. With over 28 varieties of Phormium in our inventory we offer the most popular cultivars and make every effort to discover new and exciting creations for our customers.
 
Today's Phormium hybrids were all derived from two species native to New Zealand. Phormium tenax is very large with green foliage that can reach 10' in height. There is a bronze variety of the same proportion as well. In the 70s and 80s many colorful and much smaller Phormium varieties started emerging from New Zealand nurseries. Many of these hybrids are extremely popular today. Shown below are some of our most popular cultivars.
 
Retail-Mail Order
 
Now, for the first time, Foxtail Farms can offer Phormium enthusiasts this wonderful plant via mail order. Our Rooted Divisions innovation allows us to ship a well rooted, live plant without concern of plant mortality as with "Bare Root" divisions. Use the above link, Rooted Divisions, to learn more.

Apricot Queen   Amazing Red   Co-ordination
Apricot Queen   Amazing Red   Co-ordination
Slightly arching pale yellow leaves with light green margins. Apricot color is intense in fall.
Height to 3', stable.
  Upright dark reddish brown foliage that curves downward at tips.
Height 3’, stable.
  Upright, growing to 4' with a beautiful maroon mid-stripe with green edges. Propagation is slow. Appears stable.

Cream Delight   Dark Delight   Dusky Chief
Cream Delight   Dark Delight   Dusky Chief
Arching leaves with a creamy/yellow mid stripe, green margins w/red edge. 2-3' Wings of Gold may be a better choice.   Deep wine red in color. Upright to 3' or more. Older leaves turn bronze. A striking plant in partial shade.   Upright maroon red to purple foliage. 4' height with 1" wide leaves, stable. One of the most popular reds.

Dwarf Burgundy   Evening Glow   Flamingo
Dwarf Burgundy   Evening Glow   Flamingo
Reddish brown leaves when young. Older leaves take on a bronze hue. 3', w/1" wide leaves stable, prolific grower.   3' tall with weeping older leaves and upright newer leaves. A striking pinkish red color. This will be a best seller.   2' height w/weeping leaves of orange, light green, yellow and rose hues. Can substitute for Pink Panther.

Jester   Maori Maiden   Maori Queen
Jester   Maori Maiden   Maori Queen
2-3' Weeping form. Lime green margins with salmon pink mid-stripe. A real beauty. Best in partial shade.   2-3' Slightly arching. Apricot to pinkish red leaves w/thin green margins. A good seller. Best in partial shade.   4' Upright with wide olive-green leaves and pinkish-red margins. Best in partial shade. A favorite of architects.

Pink Panther   Pink Stripe   Platts Black
Pink Panther   Pink Stripe   Platts Black
1' Weeping form on outer leaves, deep ruby mid-stripe with bronze margin. Beautiful in partial shade.   4-6' Upright with bright pink margins on newer leaves. A best seller. Best in partial shade. Remove older leaves.   2-3' A very dark, weeping form w/beautiful dark leaves. The underside side of the leaves are dark gray.

Rainbow Sunrise   Sea Jade   Shiraz
Rainbow Sunrise   Sea Jade   Shiraz
2' Arching form with a beautiful pink mid stripe and dark green margins. Similar to Terracotta Tends to revert.   3' Upright grower, green leaves that have a dark purple mid-stripe. Stable. Nearly identical to Co-ordination.   Upright form with deep red wine colored leaves that weep at the ends, "Striking" One of the best! Prolific grower.

Sundowner   Terracotta   Tenax
Sundowner   Terracotta   Tenax
4-6' Upright with wide bronze-green leaves with reddish-pink margins. Similar to Pink Stripe but maintains color better.   2-3' Weeping form, shades of lemon, pink orange & light green. aka Sunrise. Best in partial shade.   8' Large upright grower with wide olive-green leaves. Stable. Very nice on large slopes or commercial plantings.

Tricolor   Yellow Wave   Wings of Gold
Tricolor   Yellow Wave   Wings of Gold
3-4' A wide growing plant with 2" wide leaves that have a green central band with yellow stripes and a red margin.   3-4' tall with wide arching green leaves with a central yellow band. The best selling Phormium we grow.   2-3' Green leaf w/cream color edges & a very thin red margin. Better than Cream Delight & can sub for Tricolor.

Growing Requirements
Cold Tolerance: To 15 degrees
Growth Rate: Fast
Height: 18” to 5’
Light Req: Adaptable
Soil Req: Adaptable
Feeding Req: Moderate

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