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Botanical name: Phormium 'Platts Black'
Other names: New Zealand flax 'Platts Black'
Variety or cultivar: 'Platts Black' _ 'Platts Black' is clump forming perennial with rich, dark purple-black foliage. It holds its colour well and is useful contrast for other foliage.
Phormium 'Platts Black' is: Evergreen
Flower: Red in Autumn
Foliage: Purple, Black in All seasons
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Specific pests: Phormium mealybug
Diseases: Generally disease free.
Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...
Phormium 'Platts Black' (New Zealand flax 'Platts Black') 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. Cut back the flower stalks to the base after they have finished.
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|Soil types:||Sandy, Loamy|
|Soil drainage:||Well-drained, Moist but well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Light:||Partial Shade, Full Sun|
|Aspect:||North, South, East, West|
|Hardiness:||Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)|
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