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

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.8m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Astelia 'Red Devil'

Other names

Bush flax 'Red Devil'

Genus

Astelia 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

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming, Upright

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

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

How to care

Watch out for

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

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)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Astelia 'Red Devil'

Other names

Bush flax 'Red Devil'

Genus

Astelia 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.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Clump-forming, Upright


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

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


How to care

Watch out for

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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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