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Phormium 'Sundowner'

New Zealand Flax
New Zealand Flax is such an easy architectural specimen plant, and is amazing in containers in cold climate areas, but it is becoming increasingly more difficult to find on the east coast. 'Sundowner' has bright pink margins and bronze-green centers, overlaid with irregular copper-red markings. On older leaves the margins will fade to a cream color giving a multihued effect. Swordlike foliage can reach 3-4', but expect more compact 2' plants the first year. Easy to winter over in a cool sunroom or greenhouse. Keep plants on the dry side. shipping Qt. pots.
Array Phormium
Common Name New Zealand Flax
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Light Requirements Full Sun
Seasonal Interest Spring, Summer, Fall
Season of Blooming Fall
Use Bed, Specimen, Cutting, Ornamental, Container, Massing
Special Attributes Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Foliage Interest