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botanical name:
Phormium 'Maori Sunrise'
Phormium 'Maori Sunrise' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  New Zealand Flax
synonyms:  Phormium 'Rainbow Sunrise'
family:  Hemerocallidaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 0.90m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: spiky
leaf colour: pink
flower colour:
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
Stunning variegated foliage with mostly pinks and orangey-reds but with thin stripes of greyish-brown or bronzy-green. Arching leaves, not very tall growing.

Moist, well drained, fertile soil in full sun or light shade. Established plants will tolerate dry conditions. Best in mild locations or a sheltered position but grow well in coastal areas.

By division

Suitable for small gardens.

other notes:
Raised and selected by Mrs Margret Jones, New Zealand Flax Hybridisers, Tauranga about 1981
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