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Phormium ‘Thumbelina’

06 Oct 2005

General information

Cultivar name:

Phormium ‘Thumbelina’ (syn. ‘Thumberlina’)

Originator:

R. Burton, Fuchsia Nurseries, Aukland.

Publication:

L J Metcalf, The Cultivation of New Zealand Trees and Shrubs, 254 [1987] (see below)

Parentage:

 

Leaf colour

Colour group:

Brown

Upper surface:

Purplish-brown with feint paler lines and dark brown margins.

Lower surface:

Greyish-brown with dark midrib and margins.

Comments:

 

Growth form

Shape group:

Twisted

Leaf length:

< 40 (60) cm

Leaf width:

< 1 (3) cm

Comments

Our plants produce a dense cluster of narrow, slightly twisted leaves up to 40 cm long but a few of the outer leaves are longer, wider and less twisted.
 

Flowers and fruit

Flowers:

 

Pictures (Click to enlarge)

 

 

Published descriptions

MET

A very small plant no more than 30 cm or so tall. It has very narrow leaves of a bronzy purple.

DIA

A hardy evergreen dwarf flax with narrow purple bronze leaves. Suitable for smaller gardens.

BUR

Dwarf variety, bronze red in colour.

 

 

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