Planting Position: Best planted in a sunny spot through to light shade partial shade. And somewhere it can be seen and admired.
Soil: Will sit happily and adapt to most soil types does especially well in damp free draining damp soil. Heavy clay should be avoided.
Suitable for container planting: Yes a great choice for pot or ground. These are quick growing plants that wil get relatively large If pot planted will it need repotting periodically.
Eventual height and spread: Typically 2 metres tall with a 2 metre spread.
Growth Speed: Quick Growth
Habit: Upright and draping
Flowering Period: July and August, however this does depend on summer temperatures, the warmer the climate the more probable flowering will be.
Pruning: Not really a requirement.
Platts Black is a clump forming medium sized evergreen plant any winter damage should be removed in spring before the growing season begins.
Foliage: Striking dark purple almost black.
Winter Hardy: Yes to approximately -10. It may be advisable if planted in a pot to protect the roots by wrapping the pot on bubble wrap during harsh winters or in the colder parts of the UK
Phormium are a tough plant that require very little maintenance apart from a tidy up after winter. Try adding some well-rotted manure in early spring to the planted area will give the plants a boost after the dormant months and stimulate new growth.