New Zealand Flax Purple Phormium Tenax Purpureum is a herbaceous perennial plant native to New Zealand. New Zealand Flax Purple seeds should be started indoors or outdoors in trays or pots, and young plants should be grown on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Phormium Tenax Purpureum features upright wide, purple bronze foliage with sword-like shaped leaves and blooms with nectar-rich, orange flowers that attract masses of hummingbirds.
New Zealand Flax Purple looks stunning growing in gardens, containers, and pots making a focal point for any landscaping project. Not only Phormium Tenax Purpureum is extremely tolerant of a variety of harsh conditions including industrial pollution, wind and coastal climates preferring to grow in a moist, well drained, fertile soil, but Purple New Zealand Flax Purple can do very well in both sandy and clay soils resisting drought perfectly.
Height: 60 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average/Dry/Moist well-drained, pH 5.6-6.5
USDA Zones: 7-11
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring/Fall
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Early Summer (Seedling Transplant )
Seed Depth: 1/8 Inch
Germination Time: Germination is uneven over 1 - 6 months