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Phormium ‘Co-ordination’

06 Oct 2005

General information

Cultivar name:

Phormium ‘Co-ordination’


This cultivar originated at Talisman Nurseries Ltd., Otaki, New Zealand.


Registered with the International Registration Authority on the 9th of December 1983. (See description below)


A sport from Phormium tenax ‘Purpureum’.


Leaf colour

Colour group:

Brown variegated

Upper surface:

Dull green (146A) with orange-brown (166A) margins. Leaves typically have one or more stripes of greyish-brown (177A) generally concentrated towards the middle of the leaf.

Lower surface:

Plain green (146A) although there are very fine brown striations. Dark midrib and margins.(166A)



Growth form

Shape group:


Leaf length:

< 80 cm

Leaf width:

< 3.5 cm



Flowers and fruit



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Published descriptions


This plant has erect leaves 1.2-1.5 m X 5-6 cm, young leaves with a narrow green band inside each margin, central leaf area suffused with narrow green and bronze stripes. On older leaves the green marginal band is less distinct. It originated as a sport from Phormium tenax ‘Purpureum’.


Green leaves with central purple stripe.




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