Phormium or New Zealand Flax
Phormium or New Zealand Flax are evergreen clump forming shrubs, bold tall leaves that can be bronze, green, pink and red all year round also bearing beautiful tubular flowers in the summer when established,
Where to Site Your Phormium
Phormiums are a real architectural shrub that can be planted in the back of the boarder or as a standalone plant, which makes for a brilliant eye-catching feature.
These are now often being picked by Councils due to the statemen that they create and their stunning all year-round colour.
Phormiums are a wonderful way to attract birds into the garden
How to Grow and Look after your Phormium
Phormiums require full sun in a moist but well drained soil. However, they can grow well in poorer soils providing they are given regular granular feeds of a nitrogen based fertiliser.
Phormiums are greedy plants which grow quickly if they are well fed
They do not need pruning unless you are removing any damaged or dead leaves.
New Zealand Flax may suffer a little leaf damage to the tips if in a particularly windy and exposed site.