Phormium tenax 'Atropurpureum'

Purple New Zealand Flax

A highly variable group of large leafed perennials with varying heights and leaf colors. Phormiums tolerate a wide range of soil types, heat or coastal winds, drought or damp locations. Leaf colors intensify during the cooler months of the year. Leaves are valued in floral displays. Propagated by division.
Phormium tenax, Purple New Zealand Flax
One of the most widely planted of all Flax, its bold upright leaves are deep purple and red tinted.

Attributes - Phormium tenax 'Atropurpureum'

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Mid Summer

Flower Color: Red, Yellow

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 4 ft. to 5 ft.

Width: 4 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates, Wet Soil. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant. Susceptible to Root Rot.

Related Plants

Phormium 'Apricot Queen', Phormium 'Guardsman', Phormium colensoi, Phormium tenax
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