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PHORMIUM tenax 'Purpureum'
Flax Lily


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:: Xanthorrhoeaceae :: PHORMIUM :: tenax :: 'Purpureum'
  • Type of products available: 1/1A5, 1/1P9, 1/1P1.3L

Main asset

Sturdy upright plant with bright brown-purple foliage, to be associated with rounded plants, foliage or clear flowers (yellow or white), white pebbles or mineral mulch for a contrasting effect.


In sufficiently hot climate, the purple foliage is overcome in summer with large clusters of red flowers.

Large, very vigorous Phormium, propagated by seedling, more hardy than vegetatively propagated varieties. Large purple dark brown leaves, forming an erect tuft, about 2.5 meters.

  • Uses: container, shrub bed, enbankments

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: evergreen
  • Habit: tuft
  • Height: 2.5 m x 2 m (8 ft x 6.6 ft)
  • Growth: fast
  • Flowering period: July-August

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: linear
  • Foliage colour: purple
  • Flowers shape: spike
  • Flowers colour: red


  • Soil type: drained
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 10 °C (14 °F - USDA zone 8a)