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Flax Lily Phormium tenax Sundowner
Flax Lily Phormium tenax Sundowner
Flax Lily Phormium tenax Sundowner
Flax Lily Phormium tenax Sundowner
Flax Lily Phormium tenax Sundowner
Flax Lily Phormium tenax Sundowner

Flax Lily Phormium tenax 'Sundowner'

Hardy plants add drama to pots and borders
Grows to
Grows To
150 cm
150 cm
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Plant Care Information:

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

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1 x 3L Pot
Item: 510835
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Grows to
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150 cm
150 cm
1 x 3L Pot - Item: 510835
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  • A compact, fully hardy phormium with bronze-green leaves and stripes of red and pink
  • New Zealand flax, 'Sundowner' is a striking addition to borders and containers
  • This evergreen, clump forming variety makes an instant garden statement
  • Dwarf and compact form, ideal for a gravel garden or a Mediterranean garden
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 3L pot,
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Phormium tenax 'Sundowner' is a robust, fully hardy evergreen statement plant that produces dense clumps of sword-like leaves.

Also know as the flax lily, this phormium plant has striking, bronze-green leaves striped with red and pink, and grows with a compact nature - so won't overshadow other garden features, plus it looks stylish in pots, containers and borders.

Phormiums prefer to be planted in hot and dry sites, although will tolerate partial shade, and make a great candidate for Mediterranean or gravel gardens, where their upright leaves make an ideal foil for other plants.

Fully deserving the coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.

Easy to grow, phormium 'Sundowner' requires more-or-less zero maintenance, and may even reward you with spikes of yellow flowers towards the tail end of summer.

Supplied as an established plant in a 3L pot, ready for immediate planting.

What Is Supplied

Item 510835 supplied as:
1 x 3L Pot

Top Tips

Protect young plants with a thick mulch over winter to protect the crown.

Care Information

Planting Advice:

  • Grow Phormiums in a sunny, sheltered site in well-drained soil.  Protect from frost and winds.
  • Dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you're planting and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill once the shrub is in place.
  • We've found that a square hole is better than a round one as the new roots, once they reach the edges tend to grow in a circle round the circumference of the hole whereas when they reach the corners of a square hole, they find it easier to grow through.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Place your shrub in the hole at the same level at the pot and refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
    Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball and then water well.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.
  • If you're planting into pots, place some old rocks, stones, or gravel in the bottom of the pot for drainage and ballast.
  • Use the best compost you can buy and some sand or grit for drainage.

Aftercare Advice:

  • Keep plants well-watered while they establish, especially if planted up in a pot.
  • Hardy to -5C, protect from cold winds as it is these that tend to cause the most damage to young plants.
  • Phormiums require no special pruning; only occasional maintenance is needed to remove any growth that has been damaged over winter.

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Plant Dimensions
150 cm
150 cm
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