Phormiums have cornered the market on structure and drama, which is likely why they're so popular. 'Jester' is an unmistakable cultivar with broad reddish-pink leaves edged in contrasting olivey green. Phormiums usually sail through our winters. 'Tricolor' is one of the hardiest variegated forms.. Grow in pots and bring indoors in colder climates.
Found mainly in swamps or low lying areas but will grow just about anywhere.