Phormium dusky chief. Phormium dusky chief adds dramatic color to the landscape with its burgundy copper leaves that glow a rusty orange when backlit by the sun. P dusky chief is a striking perennial to 3 4 tall. Older foliage turns more bronze colored. Phormium dusky chief new zealand flax this new zealand flax cultivar grows upright to 6 feet to 8 feet tall with 1 12 wide light maroon red foliage that curves gracefully just near the leaf tips and has a waxy grayish color on the back side.
The upright inflorescences rising above the foliage hold reddish flowers. Moderate to low water needs once established. Upright growing flax with dramatic strap like foliage curving gracefully at the tips. Phormium tenax dusky chief new zealand flax.
Hardy to 15 20 degrees f. Browse pictures and read growth cultivation information about phormium new zealand flax phormium dusky chief supplied by member gardeners in the plantfiles database at daves garden. Clumps of strappy arching upright leaves are dark reddish brown. Dark maroon red leaves with grayish undersides have a finer texture than other large flax and hold their color better.
There is a phormium for nearly every garden and every growing condition. Flowers on tall stalks appear in summer with the right weather conditions. Phormium dusky chief this upright medium sized flax has stable maroon red foliage that curves gracefully at tips. This upright growing selection of new zealand flax makes a 4 tall rigid clump of wide dusty brown foliage.
Maroon red foliage arches at tips. Phormium tenax dusky chief. Zones 8 11 full sun part shade produced by tissue culture. Upon close inspection the underside of each leaf appears to have a dusky silver sheen.
Phormium tenax dusky chief new zealand flax. Phormium phormium variety or cultivar dusky chief dusky chief is a clump forming evergreen perennial with leathery sword shaped upright to arching red to bronze flushed maroon leaves.