Pot Size: 9cm
Plant Height (Inc. Pot): 30-40cm
Characteristics: Excellent architectural plants, evergreen hardy perennials, long broad foliage, green leaves with yellow and red edges, tubular yellow-green flowers, ideal for tropical gardens and patio
Growth & Spread: Height 0.5m - 0.8m, Spread 0.5m - 0.8m
Flourishing Season: Flourishes all-round the year, flowers in mid-summer
Water & Maintenance: Average watering required, low maintenance shrubs
Phormium Tricolour is a beautiful variety with excellent foliage colours suitable for hedging and screening. It is an outstanding evergreen perennial plant that boasts stylish colours all round the year. These broad leaves are the dominating feature of the plant. Phormium plant originate from New Zealand where its grow in coastal regions. It is an excellent plant for low hedges or border shrubs.
Tricolour Phormium, also known as New Zealand Flax has perfect upright clump forming habit that makes it suitable as small bushes. These bushy plants grow long blades of green leaves, with strips of yellow on the sides and margined with red. This combination makes Phormium Tricolour a plant that will have a real impact in your garden. When the plant will mature, it will occasionally bloom tubular yellow-green flowers in summer.
Phormium plants are easy to grow bushes that do not demand much care or maintenance. Plant them in a high-quality potting soil for large containers. Make sure the soil is well-drained since their roots dislike extra moisture or water clogging. Plant them in a sheltered spot in full sun or partial sun.
Water them moderately and prune any damaged or dead leaves in spring. They will develop resistance to dry conditions as they mature.
Phormium plants can sustain the reflected heat from pavement or walls, hence used in urban locations around the walking path. Use them as a decorative specimen on a patio or deck. You can use them in your balconies in large containers or in formal gardens. These are excellent plants when grouped together with other flowering plants in borders.
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