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Phormium ‘Jester’

06 Oct 2005

General information

Cultivar name:

Phormium ‘Jester’

Originator:

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

Publication:

Parentage:

 

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.
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Comments:

Our plants are indistinguishable from ‘Emerald Pink’

 

Growth form

Shape group:

Arching

Leaf length:

< 90 cm

Leaf width:

< 4 cm

Comments

Very soft leaves that are strongly arching and wide spreading
 

Flowers and fruit

Flowers:

 

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Jester

 

Published descriptions

BUR

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

SEG

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

 

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