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Phormium 'Apricot Queen' (New Zealand Flax)

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Phormium 'Apricot Queen' (New Zealand flax)

Phormium 'Apricot Queen' (New Zealand Flax)


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Position: full sun
Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: July
Hardiness: frost hardy (may needs winter protection)
With their arching, strappy, sword-shaped leaves, Phormiums make a dramatic statement in the garden. Originating from New Zealand, where their fibre has traditionally been used in the same way as hemp or sisal, they are versatile evergreen plants that tolerate a range of conditions and look at home in a variety of different planting schemes. They have become increasingly popular in recent years, with more and more colourful varieties being introduced. This one has apricot-tinted, pale-yellow, sword-shaped leaves with bottle green and bronze edges that sing in the sunlight. This magnificent, multi-coloured phormium is perfect for creating a sub-tropical effect in a sunny, sheltered spot in the garden. In hot summers, a spike of tubular, red flowers will shoot up from the centre, followed by sturdy seed-heads that provide interest in the winter garden. Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. In late spring remove any dead or damaged leaves and apply a balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted organic matter to stimulate vigorous, new growth.

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