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Phormium tenax 'Dark Delight'

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Phormium ‘Dark Delight’ is a variety of Flax that produces long and broad, sword-like leaves that are dark purple-black. This variety typically grows to 1.2 m tall and the same wide with a tidy and compact habit. Phormium ‘Dark Delight’ makes a fantastic addition to mixed plantings, border plantings, coastal gardens, and is commonly planted around water features and outdoor living areas.

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The average plant height is 20 cm
$19.58

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Suited to regions:All regions
Plant type:Flax and Flax like
Height:1.20 m
Spread:1.20 m
Flowering time:Summer
Tolerances:Coastal, Extended dry periods, Hardy, Wet, Wind
Garden uses:Banks, Living areas, Parks, 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 tenax 'Dark Delight' Details

Phormium ‘Dark Delight’ is a variety of Flax that produces long and broad, sword-like leaves that are dark purple-black. This variety typically grows to 1.2 m tall and the same wide with a tidy and compact habit. It performs 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 ‘Dark Delight’ makes a fantastic addition to mixed plantings, border plantings, and coastal gardens. It is commonly planted around water features, pool and barbecue areas, and other living areas. It is also well suited for mass planting on a bank and in these situations provides an impressive display.

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