Details

 

Phormium tenax 'Purpureum' is a robust evergreen perennial with dull coppery-purple, strap-shaped leaves to 2m in length. Flowers reddish, in large panicles to 3m or taller.

 

Hardiness

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

 

H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)

 

Aspect

North-facing, East-facing, South-facing or West-facing

Exposure

Sheltered or Exposed

 

Moisture

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained soil

 

Soil

Sand, Loam

 

pH

Acid, Alkaline or Neutral

 

Size

Ultimate height

2.5 – 4 metres

Ultimate spread

1.5 - 2.5 metres

Time to Ultimate size

About 10 – 20 Years

 

How to grow

Cultivation

Grows best in fertile well-drained soil in full sun. May need protecting in northern climes

 

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in spring or by division in spring

 

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Low Maintenance Flower borders and beds Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Gravel Garden

 

How to care

Pruning

Dead or damaged leaves may be removed in the spring

 

Pests

Phormium mealybug may be a problem

 

Diseases

Generally disease free

Phormium tenax 'Purpureum'

£52.80Price
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    0131 445 4698

    Damhead Nursery
    Damhead Farm
    Lothianburn
    Midlothian
    EH10 7DZ