Phormium Black Velvet

A most striking addition to the garden; the almost black foliage remains all year and is complimented by the red purple flowers in summer. It is hardy.

Month Available: March

Evergreen / Deciduous: Evergreen

Flower Colour: White

Suitable For Wildlife: None

Soil Type: Well-drained

Sun/Shade: Full sun or partial shade

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Flower/Foliage/Berries: Foliage

Plant Type: Shrub

Hardy: Protect from extended periods of frost

Main Attribute: Structural year round interest

Height / Spread: 90cm x 100cm (36in x 40in)

When planting these wonderful structural plants, don't plant them too deep as the crowns can suffer from rot

Where to Plant: Patio pots, Borders

Pests and Diseases: Slugs, mealy bugs

Plant Care: Remove any unsightly leaves from the base as necessary.

Care and Time: Low - spring

Warning: None

Benefits: An architectural feature plant offering good height, structure and colour to any border. Easy and trouble free to grow

History: Commonly known as the New Zealand Evergreen. The traditional varieties were used by Maoris for plaiting into mats, containers and shoes

EU Rights: EU Plant Variety Rights apply. Propagation without a license is illegal.

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