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