Phormium 'Guardsman'
GUARDSMAN FLAX
Xanthorrhoeaceae-Hemerocallidoideae

 
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Plant type: evergreen rhizomatous soft-wooded perennial

Hardiness zones: 9-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to occasionally flooded

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: high wind, second line salt wind, light frost
2m
Plant habit
 
2m

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Flowers: red & brown

Flowering Time: late spring to mid summer

Leaves: purple-bronze; edged red
 
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Phormium 'Guardsman'
GUARDSMAN FLAX
Xanthorrhoeaceae-Hemerocallidoideae

 

  Plant type: evergreen rhizomatous soft-wooded perennial

Hardiness zones: 9-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to occasionally flooded

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: high wind, second line salt wind, light frost
2m
Plant habit
 
2m

FEATURES

Flowers: red & brown

Flowering Time: late spring to mid summer

Leaves: purple-bronze; edged red


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits tropical, mediterranean, formal, contemporary & coastal designs

Uses: informal screen, large planter, accents, cut foliage, border, soil binding, fire retardant, poolside

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average

Animals: nectar, deer resistant






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