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Phormium Tenax Purpureum 100/120cm 12 Litre.

Phormium Tenax Purpureum 100/120cm 12 Litre.

£39.95
Large Phormium Purpureum by Charellagardens.
Large Phormium Purpureum by Charellagardens.
11 In stock
Quick Overview

Highest Quality Phormium Tenax Purpureum, also known as New Zealand Flax. Supplied as large established plants in 12 litre pots.

Plant Size (cm)
Plant Size (cm)
101cm - 120cm
Pot Size - Litre
Pot Size - Litre
12 Litre
Anticipated Height
Anticipated Height
3m+
Toleration
Toleration
-15
Growth Speed
Growth Speed
Quick
Evergreen?
Evergreen?
Yes
11 In stock
Qty

Extra Large Phormium Tenax Purpureum 12 Litre 100/120cm: The purpureum group is one of the best  and easiet to grow, producing elegant long leaves of deep green almost purple. Established plants like these will produce reddish flower spikes in mid to late summer. Its strong architectural form works particularly well in gravel gardens or is ideal if you are looking to create Mediterranean look. Can also be planted in a large pot to be used as focal point on a patio or balcony.The plant is also highly resistant to salt so a perfect choice for seaside locations.

With their arching, strappy, sword-shaped leaves, Phormium make a dramatic statement in the garden, the effect of these plants will give is immediate. They are versatile evergreen plants that tolerate a range of conditions and look at home in a variety of different planting schemes. Phormium or New Zealand Flax, has two characteristics which are sought-after by gardeners looking to add a bit of drama to their borders. It offers bold, architectural lines with its erect, sword-shaped leaves and rich evergreen foliage colour. Phormium tenax 'Purpureum' with rich bronze-purple leaves is smaller than the green varieties. It is especially suitable to container growing and is often used as a central feature to give height. As an evergreen it will add valuable winter interest to your garden where it will provide structure and act as a foil for flowering plants. In hot summers, towering spikes of tubular, red flowers emerge from the centre, followed by sturdy seed-heads. It gives a lush almost tropical feel to gardens. P. tenax is a robust species that is easy to grow and requires very little maintenance. Phormiums are extremely tolerant of a variety of harsh conditions, it copes particularly well with industrial pollution, wind and coastal sites. Interestingly, while Phormiums love a moist, well drained, fertile soil and they can succeed in both sandy and clay soils and also can be very drought-resistant.

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.

Eventual height and spread:  Upto 4 metres tall with a 2.5 metre spread.

Growth Speed: Relatively quick

Growth Habit: Draping almost cascading

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..

Phormiums are extremely tolerant of a variety of harsh conditions, it copes particularly well with industrial pollution, wind and coastal sites. Interestingly, while phormiums love a moist, well drained, fertile soil and they can succeed in both sandy and clay soils and also can be very drought-resistant.