Phormium ‘Duet’

Duet New Zealand Flax

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Perennials / Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 2' x 2'

Natural Growth Habit: Vase, Mounding

Native To: Australia/New Zealand

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water, Low Water

Flower Color: Yellow

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer

Special Features: Deer Resistant / Seacoast Conditions / Shade Tolerant / Variegated Foliage

Container Sizes: #3

Sunset Garden Zones: 7-9, 14-24

A Bit More

Cheery bright-green leaves with creamy yellow margins make Phormium ‘Duet’ a popular choice for landscape contractors, designers and architects. At 2’ tall and wide, this dwarf cultivar is the perfect size for pocket gardens or planted in masses. Its stiff leaves form an open cluster from which spires of yellow flowers bloom. ‘Duet’ is cold hardy to 15° F and tolerant of coastal conditions. Plant Phormium ‘Duet’ in full sun to part shade, and provide low to regular water. From the ancient greek phormos, meaning wicker basket or mat, Phormiums are used by the indigenous Maori of New Zealand for woven baskets and mats, and the fibers are used for rope, fishing nets and clothing.

A Bit More

Cheery bright-green leaves with creamy yellow margins make Phormium ‘Duet’ a popular choice for landscape contractors, designers and architects. At 2’ tall and wide, this dwarf cultivar is the perfect size for pocket gardens or planted in masses. Its stiff leaves form an open cluster from which spires of yellow flowers bloom. ‘Duet’ is cold hardy to 15° F and tolerant of coastal conditions. Plant Phormium ‘Duet’ in full sun to part shade, and provide low to regular water. From the ancient greek phormos, meaning wicker basket or mat, Phormiums are used by the indigenous Maori of New Zealand for woven baskets and mats, and the fibers are used for rope, fishing nets and clothing.