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Phormium ‘Surfer Boy’

06 Oct 2005

General information

Cultivar name:

Phormium ‘Surfer Boy’


The plant was distributed by Mr J Burton.


Name validated by Heenan (1991) See description below.



Leaf colour

Colour group:

Brown variegated

Upper surface:

Leaves have a green (147B) central stripe with various amounts of brown (200B) striping towards the outer edges. Some leaves are mainly green with just dark brown margins, others are mainly brown but with a green midrib.
1cm section

Lower surface:

Mainly green (147B) but with fine brown (200B) striations. Midrib and margins are dark brown (200A).
1cm section


The leaves are strongly keeled and folded almost to the tip. They are quite stiff and usually slightly twisted.


Growth form

Shape group:


Leaf length:

< 70 cm

Leaf width:

< 3 cm



Flowers and fruit



Pictures (Click to enlarge)



Published descriptions


This plant is up to 1 m high and has stiff, upright foliage. The leaves have a green (138A) central band with a brown (200C,D), 3-6 mm wide stripe down each margin.


Narrow leaved native flax with attractive bronze edges to the leaves. A very hardy landscape plant.




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