New Zealand Flax (Phormium tenax 'Platt's Black')

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 3 feet (1 m)
Plant Spread: 4 feet (1.2 m)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Other: Near-black foliage
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Photo courtesy of: Stickpen

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Location: At the San Diego Home & Garden Show, California, USADate: 2010-03-05Photo courtesy of: Stickpen
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