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Phormium 'Black Velvet'New Zealand Flax

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Striking bronze-black evergreen foliage

Forms an architechtural focal point

Easy to grow in containers and borders

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Height Up to 90cm (36in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)

Hardy Perennial

patiocottage gardenslow maintenance gardenexotic gardenspecimen plantcoastal garden

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Description
Linear, sword-like leaves form an arching, evergreen clump that makes a superb statement plant. Phormiums are grown for their striking appearance, and this one is certainly eye-catching with its dramatic, dark, bronze-black colouring. In late summer, Phormium ‘Black Velvet’ may also produce spikes of tubular red blooms. This architectural perennial adds punctuation to sunny beds and borders, and makes an excellent container plant for the patio. New Zealand Flax plants are low maintenance, and easy to grow, coping well in a wide range of conditions, including challenging coastal locations. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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2 x 9cm potted plants (71456)

1 x 9cm potted plant (71455)

1 x 2 Litre Potted Plant (KH0046)

How to Grow
Grow Phormium on fertile, well-drained soil. Choose a protected position in full sun. Phormiums are well suited to mild coastal locations and can cope in poorer soils, but do enjoy a fertile soil - so it is well worth incorporating some well-rotted manure into the soil when planting.
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Feed and water regularly until fully established. Once established, Phormium need little attention, but will require some winter protection should temperatures dip much below-5C (23F). Where winters are particularly cold and wet, it may be preferable to grow Phormiums in large patio containers that can be moved undercover during the coldest months.
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Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

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Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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