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Phormium 'Sundowner' (Flax lily 'Sundowner')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Phormium 'Sundowner'

Other names

Flax lily 'Sundowner'

Genus

Phormium Phormium

Variety or Cultivar

'Sundowner' _ 'Sundowner' is an evergreen clump-forming perennial, with variegated strap-shaped leaves. Yellow flowers are produced in summer on tall stalks.


Phormium 'Sundowner' is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow-green in Summer

Foliage

Green, Dark-pink, Cream 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 'Sundowner' (Flax lily 'Sundowner') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 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)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Phormium 'Sundowner'

Other names

Flax lily 'Sundowner'

Genus

Phormium Phormium

Variety or Cultivar

'Sundowner' _ 'Sundowner' is an evergreen clump-forming perennial, with variegated strap-shaped leaves. Yellow flowers are produced in summer on tall stalks.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow-green in Summer

Foliage

Green, Dark-pink, Cream 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 'Sundowner' (Flax lily 'Sundowner') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 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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