Phormium Pink Stripe

 

Phormium Pink Stripe, New Zealand Flax. A smaller rather erect variety with softly coloured, olive-green leaves strikingly margined in vivid pink. Great for summer containers in cold areas, or as a hardy perennial. trim out foliage to enhance the new showy leaves. Can tolerate fairly dry conditions (Coastal). Height 5- 6 ft.

 

 

Plant in moist well drained soil. Full sun / partial shade. Provide a winter mulch.

 

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.