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Phormium ‘Firebird’

06 Oct 2005

General information

Cultivar name:

Phormium ‘Firebird’

Originator:

Margaret Jones, New Zealand, 1982.

Publication:

L J Metcalf, The Cultivation of New Zealand Trees and Shrubs, 254 (1987).

Parentage:

 

Leaf colour

Colour group:

Red variegated

Upper surface:

Lower surface:

Comments:

 

Growth form

Shape group:

Upright

Leaf length:

< 90 cm

Leaf width:

< 6 cm

Comments

 

Flowers and fruit

Flowers:

 

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Published descriptions

HEE

"less than lm tall with slightly drooping foliage. Leaves purple-bronze in the centre with brightish crimson stripes towards the margins and with some fine bronze lines. Sometimes it has a broad marginal crimson stripe".

BUR

The latest exciting new variety from Margaret Jones of New Zealand. Gorgeous deep red leaves with bright red edges. Upright habit and hardy.

SMG

An upright plant to 4-5 feet tall with stiff 2" wide rose-red leaves with bronze-green margins. Red tones fade to a bronze-orange in summer. Stable.
 
 
 

 

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