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Phormium Variegatum
Phormium Variegatum
Phormium Variegatum
Phormium Variegatum
Phormium Variegatum
Phormium Variegatum
Phormium Variegatum
Phormium Variegatum

Phormium 'Variegatum'

Sword-like leaves look striking as they emerge from pots or borders
Grows to
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150 cm
180 cm
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RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

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1 x 15L Pot
Item: 610032
£79.99
Grows to
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150 cm
180 cm
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  • Dramatic two-tone sword-like leaves look phenomenal in any garden. Evergreen leaves variegated with creamy margins
  • Don't wait to feel impressed, as this statement plant is supplied established and already at least 1m tall
  • Hardy perennial produces high-reaching spires of red flowers to mark the summer months
  • A welcome focal point for your quiet border or an outstanding specimen for a decorative container – even thriving in those smaller spaces, which can be tricky to fill
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 15L pot, already 100-125cm tall, ready to plant
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Architectural drama in abundance! This flowering evergreen shrub brings interest to the garden regardless of the month.

This Phormium is robust and reliable, producing long, strappy green leaves with delightful cream-edged variegation. Despite forming an idyllic foil for other vibrant flowering perennials, this is a beauty, with branching, red flower spikes in summer.

Hardy once established and an all-round easy plant to grow suited to most gardens and scenarios, this perennial forms into a clump and looks impressive whether in a container for the patio or as a feature in a border.

Commonly known as the New Zealand Flax, due to its origins, where the tough leaves were traditionally used in weaving and basket making.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure 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.

Thankfully you won’t be waiting around for this Phormium to impress, as it is supplied already at least 1m tall, ready to make instant impact on your garden.

Supplied as an established plant in a 15L pot, 100-125cm tall, ready to plant.

Please note: Delivery may take up to 14 days for this product. The approximate listed height of this variety and dimensions of the supplied nursery pot are subject to change on delivery, depending on seasonal conditions.

A delivery surcharge applies to this product as it is supplied in an XL Parcel. Surcharge is set at £39.99.
Delivery is to most mainland postcodes with the exception of BT (Northern Ireland), FK (Falkirk), GY (Guernsey), HS (Outer Hebrides), IM (Isle of Man), IV (Inverness), JE (Jersey), KA (Isle of Arran / Great Cumbrae), KW (Orkney), PA (Isle of Mull, Jura, Hebrides), PH (Isle of Eigg, Rum, Canna), PO (Isle of Wight) & ZE (Shetlands / Lerwick).
Deliveries to the above postcodes will incur an additional delivery charge.

What Is Supplied

Item 610032 supplied as:
1 x 15L 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 three times wider than the roots and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill once 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 nursery plants thoroughly and allow them to drain.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots to help the plant to establish quicker.
  • Place in the hole at the same level as it was supplied in 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.
  • Phormiums require no special pruning; only occasional maintenance is needed to remove any growth that has been damaged over winter.

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180 cm
150 cm
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