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Phormium 'Sundowner'
Common Name: New Zealand Flax Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae (The Grass Tree Family)

Phormium  'Sundowner'
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Phormiums have cornered the market on structure and drama, which is likely why they're so popular. 'Sundowner' is a large plant with erect, greyish burgundy leaves with hot pink highlights. Phormiums usually sail through our winters. However, the burgundy cultivars are generally hardier than the variegated ones. Grow in pots and bring indoors in colder climates.

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Found mainly in swamps or low lying areas but will grow just about anywhere.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourGreen 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeSpring - Winter 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourBurgundy/Red/Purple 
Soil MoistureMoist Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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