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Phormium ‘Pink Stripe’

06 Oct 2005

General information

Cultivar name:

Phormium ‘Pink Stripe’


(Said to have originated in South Africa)


Not listed by Heenan (1991). It is listed by a number of nurseries in RHS Plant Finder.



Leaf colour

Colour group:

Red variegated

Upper surface:

The main leaf colour is greyish-brown or 'pewter' colour (197A but darker) with distinct, almost fluorescent pink margins.(63C) These are most obvious on the lower parts of each leaf. The midrib is pale.
1cm section

Lower surface:

Generally more greyish colour. (197A) The pink stripes are more numerous but less distinct.
1cm section


A very easily recognised cultivar that is quite distinct from other varieties. In older plants the pink stripes are less obvious.


Growth form

Shape group:


Leaf length:

< 130 cm

Leaf width:

< 6 cm



Flowers and fruit



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Published descriptions


This upright and spreading cultivar grows 4-6 feet tall plant with bronze-green (almost gray) leaves with a broad bright pink margin at the leaf bases that narrows and gradually disappears at the leaf tip. A very nice new cultivar from South Africa. Appears Stable.


Four to 5 feet; grayish leaves with broad pink margin; new from South Africa.



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