Phormium 'Sundowner'

2 litre pot £26.99
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Buy Phormium 'Sundowner' New Zealand flax: Strappy leaves with all the colours of the sunset

  • 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 spectacular 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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Aptly named 'Sundowner'


Because of lack of time and organisation, this was overwintered in a cold greenhouse last year, still in its original pot. Moved house this summer, re-potted into its forever pot (I hope) and it is stunning. Gorgeous colours, the red stripe especially catches the sun as it's going down.


West Wales


Healthy and fast growing


Grown very well in its first year




Good quality plant


In a gravel garden with a very large treeabove




For everyone


I am a professional gardener buying plants that are as colourful as possible to not only my own but also to other gardens.



A real beauty


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





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Phormium 'Sundowner - How tall does this plant grow?


Hello, This plant has an eventual height and spread of around 2m. I hope this helps,


The plant grows to around two metres.

stan the man


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