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Phormium Sundowner Pink
Phormium Sundowner Pink
Phormium Sundowner Pink
Phormium Sundowner Pink
Phormium Sundowner Pink
Phormium Sundowner Pink
Phormium Sundowner Pink
Phormium Sundowner Pink

Phormium 'Sundowner Pink'

Easy to grow and looks amazing!
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  • A great choice for a modern garden design in a metallic pot, or equally at home in mixed borders
  • Very low maintenance once planted - no need to trim, thin or do anything at all, and they reward you still!
  • 'Sundowner' is from the newer breeding programs, and has a classic rose pink stripe running down every leaf
  • Slow growing, it can reach 1.5M tall in 10 years or so, slowly spreading as clumps. Hardy.
  • Supplied as a big plant, at 70cm tall filling a 5L pot, to plant any time of year.

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Item: 510369
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A great choice for ultra-low maintenance gardening - working well in metallic pots for a modernist look, but equally at home in mixed traditional borders, it's evergreen green (pink) leaves providing a  year round backdrop for bolder and brighter seasonal flowers. 

'Sundowner' is a great Phormium variety, its tough sword-like leave edged lovely pink, in contrast to a muted olive green. It requires almost no maintenance at all, leave it alone and elt it do it s thing. When it gets to 5 years old you may even get its spectacular flower spikes emerging in late Spring too.

This is a big potful, and will give instant impact and enjoyment.

What Is Supplied

Item 510369 supplied as:
Supplied as a 4 year old plant, in a 5L pot, at 70cm tall - this is a very big, well clumped plant for instant effect.

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

Protect young plants with a thick mulch over winter to protect the crown.

Care Information

Planting Advice:

  • Grow Phormiums in a sunny, sheltered site in well-drained soil.  Protect from frost and winds.
  • Dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you're planting and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill once the shrub is in place.
  • We've found that a square hole is better than a round one as the new roots, once they reach the edges tend to grow in a circle round the circumference of the hole whereas when they reach the corners of a square hole, they find it easier to grow through.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Place your shrub in the hole at the same level at the pot and refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
    Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball and then water well.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.
  • If you're planting into pots, place some old rocks, stones, or gravel in the bottom of the pot for drainage and ballast.
  • Use the best compost you can buy and some sand or grit for drainage.

Aftercare Advice:

  • Keep plants well-watered while they establish, especially if planted up in a pot.
  • Hardy to -5C, protect from cold winds as it is these that tend to cause the most damage to young plants.
  • Phormiums require no special pruning; only occasional maintenance is needed to remove any growth that has been damaged over winter.

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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
150 cm
150 cm
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