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Phormium 'Platt's Black'

Flax Lily
Zone: 11, 10a, 10b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Sun
Height: Minimum 3 feet , Maximum 4 feet
Width: Minimum 3 feet , Maximum 4 feet
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Fairly new selection, to under 4', with upright narrow leaves of deepest maroon to indeed nearly black -- plantman's black. Introduced by New Zealand's Graham Platt, this compact plant adds contrast like no other. We have used it with silvers, burnt oranges, and chartreuse yellows to great effect. Of typical frost hardiness to the mid to upper teens °F, mid USDA zone 8, with no sign of damage. Below that, "duck and cover." Excellent in container.
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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:18 PM

The leaves of this New Zealand Flax are a uniform dark purplish black. Makes an ebony fountain of arching lance-shaped leaves. In its own way, it is just as showy as 'Pink Panther'.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:18 PM

The Deep DEEP black-purple-red of their grass-like leaves makes these plants an eye-catching!! accent in container or border. Sun/Med/Gddrain

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