Sweet Mist™ Phormium

Sweet Mist™ Phormium tenax ‘PHOS2’ PVR

  • Stunning colour contrast for the modern garden
  • Ultra compact
  • Exceptional bronze colour

Sweet Mist™ Phormium tenax

Description: The Sweet Mist™ plant is an ultra compact Phormium, with an exceptional bronze colour. This New Zealand Native adds an exciting choice to landscape design. Its more compact foliage compared to other colourful Phormiums allows roadside, or large landscaped gardens to be planted with a low growing colourful plant. Sweet Mist™ Phormium is small enough to be planted on roadsides, and not cause problems with line of sight.

Size: 40cm high x 40cm wide.

Planting Density: 6-10 plants per m², 3–5 plants per linear metre.

Uses: Mass plantings, low borders, fill in plant, containers and patio pots.

Position: Full sun to partly shaded positions. Tolerates frost and moderate dry. Tolerates a wide variety of soil types but prefers free draining soil. In Sydney it needs a shaded position and irrigation, except for coastal positions which will handle full sun.

Care: Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established, needs water in summer. Plant in a well mulched garden (chunky mulch is recommended). Ensure crown or base of plant is not below soil level. If required use slow release fertiliser in spring. Remove older foliage as required or every 5-7 years cut back to half the height (will look better with pruning every 5 years, this depends on your requirements).

Where it works: North & South Island

This website gives general information for the regions in New Zealand. For local information on which plants work in your area contact your local grower. Local grower knowledge is vital, this website is no substitute.

Heights shown on the website are for general gardening conditions. In well maintained gardens, some plants will get taller.

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SWEET MIST® Phormium dimensions