A smaller, rather erect variety with softly colored, olive-green leaves strikingly margined in vivid pink. Great for summer containers in cold areas, or as a hardy perennial elsewhere with silver Plectranthus or Artemisia.
For more information on growing Phormium, click Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
Latin Name Pronunciation: form'-ee-um
A genus of only two species, well adapted to the extremes of the native New Zealand climate, from torrential rains, violent winds, seasonal drought, to sweltering sun. How the plants manage this is a marvel of engineering—fibers running through the leaves make them strong yet flexible; a tough coating on the leaves helps them conserve moisture and shed water. Use in containers in cold areas, or as a hardy perennial in Zones 8–10. The striking foliage provides color all season long.
Plant in moist but well-drained soil. Plants will form large clumps over time and make attractive additions to containers, beds, or borders. Divide older plants in spring, as needed. In colder areas, pot up plants before the first hard frost and bring indoors to overwinter in an east or north window in a cool room. Keep on the dry side (but not so dry that foliage withers) and withhold fertilizer in winter.