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PHORMIUM 'Sundowner'

Commonly known as New Zealand flax

Purple, pink and cream. Tall and upright growing
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
  • Height
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Clump-forming perennial. produces tubular, yellow-green flowers to 4cm (1½in) long in upright panicles 2m (6ft) long.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

PHORMIUM 'Sundowner'

 
  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
    Good to know
    All-year-round colour and flower spikes in summer
    Pests & Diseases
    Mealybugs
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. Mr. B. Porteous, Brown's Bay, New Zealand.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
    Coastal / windswept
    Ideal for a coastal garden
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Linear
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
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  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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