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New Zealand Flax 'Apricot Queen' - Phormium tenax 'Apricot Queen' (latin)

Geographical origin: New Zealand.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 2 m, width up to 2 m.
Foliage: Evergreen.
Type of soil: dislikes calcareous soils.
Climate: Protect from strong frost. Hardy to -8°C.
Site: Full sun.

Properties and uses:
The New Zealand Flax 'Apricot Queen' has magnificent, apricot-orange with red margins foliage. Its long leaves of up to 3 metres arch back towards the floor in a sculptural manner. In summer, its spikes of red blossom can reach 4 m in height.
Grown with ornamental grasses or on its own, the New Zealand Flax 'Apricot Queen' is an eye catching plant which brings an exotic touch to your garden.
Think about mulching its roots and cover it with a wintering fleece in colder winter areas.

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