Phormium 'Evening Glow'
New Zealand flax
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July
- Flower colour: red
- Other features: arching, wine-red leaves with bronze margins
- Hardiness: frost hardy (will need winter protection in colder areas)
Broad, arching, wine-red leaves with bronze margins and spikes of tubular, red summer flowers. This vibrant, evergreen foliage plant is excellent for brightening a sheltered, sunny patio or courtyard garden. In frost-prone areas container-grown specimens should be over-wintered indoors under glass.
- 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.
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