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Phormium 'Cream Delight' (Mountain flax 'Cream Delight')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Phormium 'Cream Delight'

Other names

Mountain flax 'Cream Delight', Flax lily 'Cream Delight', Phormium cookianum Cream Delight

Genus

Phormium Phormium

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

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Yellow-green in Summer

Foliage

Cream, Green, Striped in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Phormium mealybug Phormium mealybug

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

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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Botanical name

Phormium 'Cream Delight'

Other names

Mountain flax 'Cream Delight', Flax lily 'Cream Delight', Phormium cookianum Cream Delight

Genus

Phormium Phormium

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.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Yellow-green in Summer

Foliage

Cream, Green, Striped in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Phormium mealybug

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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… read more

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