New Zealand flax

Phormium 'Evening Glow'

New Zealand flax - Phormium  'Evening Glow'

Common Name: New Zealand flax
Genus: Phormium
Cultivar: 'Evening Glow'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 0.80 m (80 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.80 m (80 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Red
Foliage Colour: Bronze, RedFlowering Period: July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

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.

  • Goes well with: Trachycarpus fortunei, Musa bajoo, Trachelospermum jasminoides, Cordyline australis 'Atropurpurea', Hemerocallis 'Stella D'Oro', Fargesia nitida.


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