Phormium Tenax Purpureum


Phormium Tenax Purpureum

Phormium Tenax Purpureum also known as the New Zealand Flax are large evergreen perennials with striking sword-shaped leaves. The plant makes large clumps of dark coppery purple leaves, producing tall panicles of small red flowers in summer.  

Ideally placed in a sunny border, in moist but well-drained soil. Easy to grow and tolerant of salt-laden winds. Remove dead or damaged leaves during spring. 

Plant Habit: Clump forming
Soil Type: Loam, Sand
Aspect: South-facing, North-facing, West-facing, East-facing
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Foliage: Evergreen
Soil pH: Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
Hardiness Rating (RHS): H5 (-15°C to -10°C)

Supplied at a height of approximately 100cm in a 7L pot