Phormium 'Sundowner'

New Zealand flax

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  • Position: full sun/partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)

    With their arching, sword-shaped leaves, Phormiums make a dramatic statement in the garden. Originating from New Zealand, where their fibre has traditionally been used in the same way as hemp or sisal, they are versatile evergreen plants that tolerate a range of conditions and look at home in a variety of different planting schemes. They have become increasingly popular in recent years, with more and more colourful varieties being introduced. 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. This spectactular phormium is perfect for a sunny, exotic or Mediterranean-style garden, as part of a scheme based on 'hot' colours, or as a foil for ornamental grasses.

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

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A real beauty

By Nic

from Newbury

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about Phormium 'Sundowner':

    I bought two - one is growing beautifully but the other is still very small; no idea why

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Keen but clueless

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      Phormium 'Sundowner - How tall does this plant grow?
      Asked on 20/4/2017 by Jane-Marie from Oxford

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      • A:

        The plant grows to around two metres.

        Answered on 4/5/2017 by stan the man from Essex
      • Plant Doctor

        A:

        Hello,

        This plant has an eventual height and spread of around 2m.

        I hope this helps,

        Answered on 24/4/2017 by Helen from crocus
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