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  • Phormium collection

Phormium collection

Phormium collection

1 collection £44.97 £29.98
1 collection £44.97 £29.98
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)

    Sought after for their slender evergreen foliage, which comes in a wide range of colours, phormiums are useful for adding year round structural interest to sunny borders or larger pots. Their sprays of summer flowers are a bonus.

    In this collection you will receive one 9cm pot of each of the following:

      Phormium 'Sundowner' Originating from New Zealand, where their fibre has traditionally been used in the same way as hemp or sisal, phormiums are versatile evergreen plants that tolerate a range of conditions and look at home in a variety of different planting schemes. As its name suggests, this one has all the colours of the sunset - broad, bronze-green leaves with rose-pink or apricot margins that sing in the sunlight. In hot summers, spikes of tubular, yellow-green flowers will shoot up from the centre. Grows to 2m.

      Phormium 'Yellow Wave' Broad, arching, yellow-green leaves with mid-green vertical stripes, turning chartreuse-green in autumn, and spikes of tubular red summer flowers. This striking, evergreen feature plant is ideal for creating a sub-tropical effect in a sunny patio or courtyard garden. In frost-prone areas, over-winter container-grown specimens in a greenhouse or conservatory. Grows to 2m.

      Phormium cookianum subsp. hookeri 'Tricolor' Spikes of tubular, yellow-green flowers emerge in summer above clumps of sword-shaped, creamy-yellow and green striped leaves, with a thin red edge. This highly-decorative mountain flax makes a great all-year feature plant for a sheltered, sunny site. Grows to 2m.

    • Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. In late spring remove any dead or damaged leaves and apply a balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted organic matter to stimulate vigorous new growth.