Phormium 'Blondie' (PBR)
New Zealand flax
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- 2 litre pot
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- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July
- Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)
Forming an attractive clump of arching yellow-green leaves, each of which has irregular green stripes along its length, this striking evergreen is ideal for larger containers, gravel gardens, or borders that have a tropical theme. It's primarily grown for its lush-looking foliage, however an added bonus is the spikes of red flowers, which appear in midsummer.
- Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. In late spring remove any dead or damaged leaves and apply a balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted organic matter to stimulate vigorous new growth. In frost-prone areas, over-winter container-grown specimens in a greenhouse or conservatory.