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Phormium 'Black Rage'

Phormium tenax, Flax, Black Flax

Phormium ‘Black Rage’ is a dwarf Flax that produces smoky, dark grey foliage. It grows to 80 cm tall and the same wide in full sun on a well-drained site. Phormium ‘Black Rage’ is a versatile plant that is used in mixed plantings, borders, coastal gardens, and planted around pool and other outdoor living areas.

Large Black Rage Phormium in a garden with black foliage.
The average plant height is 20 cm
The average plant height is 30 cm

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Suited to regions:All regions
Plant type:Flax and Flax like
Height:80 cm
Spread:80 cm
Flowering time:Summer
Tolerances:Coastal, Extended dry periods, Hardy, Wet, Wind
Garden uses:Banks, Borders, Containers, Living areas, Parks, Paths & Steps, Ponds, Pool areas, Specimen
Garden styles:Architectural, Backyard, City & Courtyard, Coastal, Frontyard, Japanese, Mediterranean, Modern, Native, Riparian
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Phormium 'Black Rage' Details

Phormium ‘Black Rage’ is a dwarf variety of Flax that produces sword-like leaves that are coloured smoky, dark grey with a distinct silver-blue underside. This variety typically grows to 80 cm tall and the same wide with a tidy and compact habit. It grows best and produces the most intense leaf colourings when planted in full sun on a well-drained site, and tolerates frost, coastal conditions, wind, poor soils, and cool climates. Phormium ‘Black Rage’ is a versatile variety that makes a fantastic addition to mixed plantings, borders, and coastal gardens. It is commonly planted around water features and other living areas such as pool and barbecue areas. It is also well suited for mass planting on a bank and in these situations provides an impressive display.

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