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Phormium tenax 'Atropurpureum' / New Zealand Flax, Purple

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Family: Agavaceae

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Phormium tenax 'Atropurpureum' is an evergreen perennial. Big, dramatic plant composed of many swordlike, stiffly vertical leaves can reach 5' tall. Leaves are purple red. Flowers stems reach high above leaves, bearing clusters of 1"-2" blossoms in dark red.  Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor

Anatomy

Plant Type

Shrub

Height Range

6-12'

Width Range

6-12'

Flower Color

Red, Yellow

Flower Season

Summer

Leaf Color

Purple

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full, Half, Shade

Water

Medium

Growth Rate

Fast

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

Soil Condition

Poor

Soil pH

Neutral

Adverse Factors

n/a

Sunset Zones

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

Salt Ocean Spray, Wet Conditions

Design

Design Styles

Seascape, Tropical

Accenting Features

Specimen

Seasonal Interest

Summer, Fall

Location Uses

Background, Foundation, Patio

Special Uses

Container

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

Test

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