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
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
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.