Phormium Platts Black

Phormium Platts Black

£30.00Price

With their arching, strappy, sword-shaped leaves, phormiums make a dramatic statement in the garden. Originating from New Zealand, where their fibre has traditionally been used in the same way as hemp or sisal, they are versatile evergreen plants that tolerate a range of conditions and look at home in a variety of different planting schemes.

 

They have become increasingly popular in recent years, with more and more colourful varieties being introduced.

 

Platt's Black is a wonderful introduction with sword-like, deep purple-black leaves. It makes a stunning centrepiece in a container, or an architectural specimen plant in the border, providing a fabulous contrast for silvers, pinks, blues and whites. In hot summers, a spike of tubular, red flowers will shoot up from the centre, followed by sturdy seed-heads.

 

pic taken 5/6/22

 

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