Botanical name: Phormium tenax 'Thumberlina'
Plant type: Evergreen perennial.
Flowering time: Summer (although it's the foliage is the biggest
attraction of this plant).
Size: 80cm x 60cm.
Preferred soil: Rich, well drained.
Preferred position: Full sun.
Preferred climate: Cool to temperate.
Planting depth and spacing: Plant to the same depth as it was in pot & up
to 60cm apart.
Pruning: None required other than an occasional tidy up.
Watering: Keep watered during hot spells for best results but generally
this plant is quite drought tolerant.
Fertilising: Apply a general purpose fertiliser annually in early Spring.
Frost tolerance: Hardy.
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