Phormium ‘Platts Black’
New Zealand Flax
Phormium ‘Platt’s Black’ is a relatively recent New Zealand Flax cultivar with leaves in the most remarkable shade of purple-brown that is almost black. One of the more compact Phormiums, this has an elegant weeping habit that makes it eminently suited to growing in a pot.
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The Phormium ‘Platts Black’ is a horticultural hybrid of the Phormium family, with spiky leaves ranging from dark chocolate to black.
A ‘dwarf’ compared to other varieties of Phormium, it can grow to 1 – 1.2 m in height.
A robust, evergreen perennial, this Phormium can become a stunning focal point in the garden, especially when combined with brightly coloured plants.
Care & Size Guidance
The Phormium ‘Platts Black’ thrives almost anywhere in a well drained soil. From full sun to full shade, average or low moisture soils, even very poor and sandy soils don’t deter this wunderkind of a plant.
It’s a great addition to borders or planters, and it is the perfect plant for a coastal garden as it is salt and drought tolerant.