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Phormium cookianum 'Flamingo' (New Zealand flax 'Flamingo')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Phormium cookianum 'Flamingo'

Other names: New Zealand flax 'Flamingo'

Genus: Phormium Phormium

Variety or Cultivar: 'Flamingo' _ 'Flamingo' is an evergreen, clump-forming perennial with leathery, short, arching, sword shaped leaves that are striped orange, rose, light green and yellow.


Phormium cookianum 'Flamingo' is: Evergreen

Flower: Yellow-green, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage: Orange, Yellow, Striped, Rose-pink, Pale-green in All seasons

Habit: Clump-forming

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Phormium mealybug Phormium mealybug

Diseases: Generally disease free.

General care

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


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Where to grow

Phormium cookianum 'Flamingo' (New Zealand flax 'Flamingo') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 5-10 years.

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

Cultivation: Grow moist, well-drained, fertile soil in full sun, will also tolerate 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: Alkaline, Acid, Neutral

Light: Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered, Exposed

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Phormium cookianum 'Flamingo'

Other names: New Zealand flax 'Flamingo'

Genus: Phormium Phormium

Variety or Cultivar: 'Flamingo' _ 'Flamingo' is an evergreen, clump-forming perennial with leathery, short, arching, sword shaped leaves that are striped orange, rose, light green and yellow.


Phormium cookianum 'Flamingo' is: Evergreen

Flower: Yellow-green, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage: Orange, Yellow, Striped, Rose-pink, Pale-green in All seasons

Habit: Clump-forming

Watch out for

Specific pests: Phormium mealybug

Diseases: Generally disease free.

General care

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


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Phormium cookianum 'Flamingo' (New Zealand flax 'Flamingo') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 5-10 years.

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

Cultivation: Grow moist, well-drained, fertile soil in full sun, will also tolerate 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: Alkaline, Acid, Neutral

Light: Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered, Exposed

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)


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