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Phormium 'Platts Black'

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Phormium ‘Platts Black’ is a variety of Flax that produces long and broad, sword-like leaves that are coloured chocolate-black. This variety typically grows to 1.3 m tall and the same wide with a tidy and compact habit. Phormium ‘Platts Black’ is a versatile plant that makes a fantastic addition to mixed plantings, borders, and coastal gardens. It is commonly planted around water features, pool and barbecue areas, and other living areas.

Phormium Platts Black with black leaves in a garden.
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:1.30 m
Spread:1.30 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 'Platts Black' Details

Phormium ‘Platts Black’ is a variety of Flax that produces long and broad, sword-like leaves that are coloured chocolate-black. Tall stems rise above the foliage to bear red flowers in summer which are great for attracting birds. This variety typically grows to 1.3 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, and cool climates. Phormium ‘Platts Black’ is a versatile plant that makes a fantastic addition to mixed plantings, borders, 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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