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Phormium ‘Platt’s Black’


Phormium 'Platt's Black' is a bold cultivar with rich chocolate foliage.

Phormium have cornered the market on structure and drama which is likely why they’re so popular. 'Platt's Black' is a bold cultivar with rich chocolate foliage. New Zealand Flax usually sail through our coastal BC winters but benefit from a mulch of leaves at their base and having their foliage tied up to help it resist heavy snowfalls. In colder climates, grow in pots and bring indoors to a frost-free environment.

Common Name: New Zealand Flax

Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae (The Grass Tree Family)

Zone Hardiness: 8-11

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Green

Secondary Bloom Colour: Red

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Hummingbirds

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Occurs near shores in New Zealand.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Australasia

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