Also known as New Zealand Flax, Phormium 'Black Adder' is a robust, fully hardy evergreen which forms a dense clump of sword-like leaves - a really great plant for adding a bit of a statement to your garden.
Stunning in a border and stylish in a container, this recently introduced phormium plant has particularly attractive, deep purple, almost black, lustrous foliage, and is a compact form - meaning that it won't overshadow everything in your garden.
Phormiums prefer a hot dry site (although will tolerate partial shade) and make a great candidate for a Mediterranean garden or a gravel garden where their upright leaves make a great foil for many other coloured plants.
Easy to grow, phormium 'Black Adder' is a compact form, slightly more upright than the popular ‘Platts Black’ and needs virtually no maintenance – it may even reward you with spikes of red flowers in late summer.
Ultimately growing to around 1.2m, we supply well-established plant, 0.8-1m tall in a 5L pot.