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Phormium ‘Jester’

06 Oct 2005

General information

Cultivar name:

Phormium ‘Jester’


Not listed by Heenan (1991). This cultivar is widely available from nurseries in the UK.




Leaf colour

Colour group:

Red variegated

Upper surface:

Bright pinkish red (182A) with vivid green (146A) stripes mainly towards the edges of the leaves. Between the green and red there are often narrow brownish-green stripes. The margins are orange (175B) and the midrib is often pale.
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Lower surface:

Many more green stripes (147B), and the red colour is generally duller. (12D) Margins and midrib are orange.
1cm section


Our plants are indistinguishable from ‘Emerald Pink’


Growth form

Shape group:


Leaf length:

< 90 cm

Leaf width:

< 4 cm


Very soft leaves that are strongly arching and wide spreading

Flowers and fruit



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Published descriptions


A new variety with pink centers to the leaves which have attractive lime green margins.


Leaves dark green with a pink central stripe. Upright habit. About 1.2m in height.



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