Common Name : phormium 'Dark Delight'Family : XanthorrhoeaceaeType : Herbaceous PerennialHabit : Clump-formingHeight : 1-1.5 metresSpread : 1-1.5 metresFoliage : EvergreenFoliage colour : Black& PurpleHardiness: Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen -5° / -1°Sunlight : Full SunMoisture : Well-drained / Moist but well-drainedSoil : NeutralSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - Autumn - Winter
One of the darkest New Zealand Flax cultivars, Phormium ‘Dark Delight’ boasts slightly arching, narrow, sword-like, dark reddish-brown leaves. Robust, this evergreen perennial is topped in summer with a dramatic flowering stalk, 5-6 ft. tall (150-180 cm), bearing panicles of tubular, red flowers which attract nectar-seeking birds. Native to New Zealand, this Phormium is primarily grown for its attractive foliage and makes a stunning focal point in the garden, specifically when combined with and amongst brightly colored plants. Ideal for containers or massed in beds to create a dramatic textural effect!