Botanical name: Phormium 'Cream Delight'
Other names: Mountain flax 'Cream Delight', Flax lily 'Cream Delight', Phormium cookianum Cream Delight
Variety or Cultivar: 'Cream Delight' _ 'Cream Delight' is an evergreen, architectural plant with long, strap shaped leaves. Foliage is marked with a broad central cream band, and narrower cream stripes towards the edges.
Phormium 'Cream Delight' is: Evergreen
Flower: Yellow-green in Summer
Foliage: Cream, Green, Striped in All seasons
Specific pests: Phormium mealybug
Diseases: Generally disease free.
Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...
Phormium 'Cream Delight' (Mountain flax 'Cream Delight') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Architectural, City, Coastal, Beds and borders, Gravel, Low Maintenance
Cultivation: Grow moist, well-drained, fertile soil in full sun, will also tolerate partial shade. Foliage may be damaged by cold winds and hard frosts.
Soil type: Sandy, Loamy
Soil drainage: Well-drained, Moist but well-drained
Soil pH: Alkaline, Acid, Neutral
Light: Partial Shade, Full Sun
Aspect: North, South, East, West
Exposure: Sheltered, Exposed
Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)
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I'm not sure that this is the variety I have - it is approx 5 feet tall and wide and in a gravel bed. It is a lovely specimen, but yesterday I removed loads of leaves, many of them centrally-located and many of them rotting. Should I now use a fungicide? Some of the orange surface roots are now exposed. Should I protect them this Winter - and if so, how? And do I need to "fill" the centre?
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