Phormium Black Velvet


Flax lily, a clump-forming, evergreen perennial with leathery, sword-shaped, upright to arching, dark maroon leaves. Tall panicles of tubular, reddish-purple flowers are seldom produced. Height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.9m after 10-20 years.


Grow in moist, well-drained, fertile soil in full sun. Tolerate partial shade. Leaves may be damaged by cold winds and hard frosts.


General Ornamental Grass Planting care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.