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  • n. Plural form of phormium.


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  • This can include plants with thick, succulent leaves such as sedums and sempervivums, or those with waxy leaves, for example phormiums.

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  • There are many grass like forms, like the phormiums and even daylilies that could work for you too.

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  • Its soft domed form also contrasts nicely with strong architectural plants such as spiky yuccas or phormiums, each as drought tolerant as this hardy marigold.

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  • They'll fill in around taller perennials, can be used in hanging baskets and offset chocolate and tan phormiums in pots.

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  • The way to protect them in the short term is to carefully tape up the fronds, making each plant into a tall tube shape, which will protect the vulnerable centres this is also the way to protect cordylines and phormiums. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Many of us use drought-tolerant plants such as geraniums, agapanthus, alliums, phormiums, euphorbias, hebes, verbascum and nepeta to ease the burden of watering, and most established shrubs and perennials need less watering because their roots go deep enough to find moisture.


  • Sculptural grasses such as Carex comans 'Bronze form' can make a striking formal feature, while tall containers look great with sword-like phormiums and sedges, mixed with the cascading foliage of carex.


  • Place your architectural plants such as cannas, cordylines or phormiums in the middle of the pot and fill the gaps in front with smaller flowering plants to complement.


  • I get jealous of the way Californians are able to use phormiums or New Zealand flax. -


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