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Astelia 'Red Devil' (Bush flax 'Red Devil' )

Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
0.8m
Max height
Ultimate spread
0.6m
Max spread
Time to maturity
10-20 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Astelia 'Red Devil'

Other names: Bush flax 'Red Devil'

Genus: Astelia

Variety or Cultivar: 'Red Devil' _ 'Red Devil' is a tender, clump-forming, evergreen perennial with upright to arching, linear, silvery, reddish-brown leaves, turning reddish-purple in winter, and long-stalked panicles of white flowers in summer.


Astelia 'Red Devil' is: Evergreen

Flower: White in Summer

Foliage: Reddish-brown, Silvery-grey in Spring; Silvery-grey, Reddish-brown in Summer; Silvery-grey, Reddish-brown in Autumn; Reddish-purple, Silvery-grey in Winter; Silvery-grey, Reddish-brown in All seasons

Habit: Arching, Clump-forming, Upright

Watch out for

Diseases: Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...


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Astelia 'Red Devil' (Bush flax 'Red Devil' ) will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.6m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, City, Coastal, Beds and borders, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Foliage only

Cultivation: Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained, preferably acid soil in full sun or partial shade. Foliage may be damaged by cold winds and hard frosts.

Soil type: Sandy, Loamy

Soil drainage: Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)


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