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Phormium cookianum 'Purpurea'

Wharariki, Mountain Flax

Phormium cookianum ‘Purpurea’ is a variety of Flax that long and sword-like, purple leaves. This variety typically grows to 1.5 m tall and the same wide with a tidy and compact habit. Phormium ‘Purpurea’ makes a fantastic addition to mixed plantings and borders, using in coastal gardens, planting to accentuate water features such as ponds and streams, or growing around pool and barbecue areas.

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The average plant height is 70 cm
$101.40

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Suited to regions:All regions
Plant type:Flax and Flax like
Height:1.50 m
Spread:1.50 m
Flowering time:Summer
Tolerances:Coastal, Extended dry periods, Hardy, Wet, Wind
Garden uses:Banks, Living areas, Ponds, Pool areas
Garden styles:Architectural, Backyard, City & Courtyard, Coastal, Frontyard, Japanese, Mediterranean, Modern, Native, Riparian
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Phormium cookianum 'Purpurea' Details

Phormium cookianum ‘Purpurea’ is a variety of Flax that produces long and broad, sword-like, purple leaves. Tall stems rise above the foliage to bear dull pink or yellow flowers in summer which are great for attracting birds. This variety typically grows to 1.5 m 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. It will tolerate frost, coastal conditions, wind, poor soils, moderate shade, and cool climates. Phormium ‘Purpurea’ is a versatile plant that makes a fantastic addition to mixed plantings and borders, using in coastal gardens, planting to accentuate water features such as ponds and streams, or growing around 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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