• Phormium 'Dark Delight'
  • Phormium 'Dark Delight'
  • Phormium 'Dark Delight'
  • Phormium 'Dark Delight'

Phormium 'Dark Delight'

New Zealand Mountain Flax
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: Sold Out

£6.99

Quick Overview

  • Stunning dark foliage
  • Chocolate to black leaves
  • Elegant and stylish
  • Ideal in a contemporary container
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Description

Phormium 'Dark Delight' is an exceptionally beautiful, dark chocolately-reddish-brown, almost-black leaved cultivar and was introduced in 1979 by Magaret Jones of New Zealand Flax Hybridisers. 'Dark Delight' has Phormium colensoi in its parentage (previously known as Phormium cookianum) and consequently is much more manageable for the confines of the average British garden than Phormium tenax or the cultivars derived directly from it, growing only to about to about 1m in height. It slowly clumps to a very elegant and stylish plant, its dark arching strappy and very architectural foliage forming a striking contrast with other colours, particularly when used in combination with silver-leaved plants or large-leaved green foliage.

Its small stature and stylish good-looks makes it ideal for contemporary container planting but care should be taken to make sure it doesn't dry out during summer. Phormiums do not like drying out in the heat.

Recommended.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Xanthorrhoeaceae
Sub-Family Hemerocallidoideae
Synonyms Phormium 'Double Delight'
Geographical Origin Horticultural cultivar. Species parentage from New Zealand
Cultivation Full sun, Deep humus-rich soil. Keep well-watered during the summer
Eventual Height 1m
Eventual Spread 1m
Hardiness Hardy in most parts of the UK. Protection with fleece would be advisable during any long extended period of sub-zero temperatures

Phormium 'Dark Delight'

New Zealand Mountain Flax
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: Sold Out

£6.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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