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Phormium ‘Tom Thumb’

06 Oct 2005

General information

Cultivar name:

Phormium ‘Tom Thumb’

Originator:

Introduced by Mr J Burton of Hamilton.

Publication:

Name validated by Heenan (1991) See description below.

Parentage:

 

Leaf colour

Colour group:

Brown variegated

Upper surface:

Lower surface:

Comments:

 

Growth form

Shape group:

Twisted

Leaf length:

< 40 cm

Leaf width:

< 2 cm

Comments

 

Flowers and fruit

Flowers:

 

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Published descriptions

HEE

This plant forms an open spreading clump with leaves up to 70 cm X 12-21 mm, green-brown with margin and back of mid-rib black.

SMG

A small upright plant 2-3 feet tall with undulating 1/2" wide green leaves with red bronze margins. Our smallest green flax. Stable.

MON

Thin grassy leaves to 18", green with a slim bronzy margin. Fast growing.

ART

Two feet; undulating green leaves with red-bronze margin.

HOR

‘Tom Thumb’ is the greenest variety, with very narrow red-bronze margins. It is important to note that all these miniature flaxes also have small root systems, which tend to dry out or drown if their growing conditions are not optimal. They are generally easy to maintain in containers, but may need close watching when grown in the ground.

BUR

A delightful miniature flax with distinctive narrow deep green leaves of around 1 foot in length.

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