Phormium colensoi

Mountain Lily, Phormium cookianum

A highly variable group of large leafed perennials with varying heights and leaf colors. Phormiums tolerate a wide range of soil types, heat or coastal winds, drought or damp locations. Leaf colors intensify during the cooler months of the year. Leaves are valued in floral displays. Propagated by division.
Phormium colensoi, Mountain Lily, Phormium cookianum
Also sold as P. colensoi, it is smaller than P. tenax, with more pliant, arching leaves tinged red at the base. After flowers bloom, long, twisted seed capsules dangle from the stems. Colorfully striped hybrids may revert to green, are not as hardy in extreme temperatures.

Attributes - Phormium colensoi

Plant Type: Grass

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 4 ft. to 7 ft.

Width: 10 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.

Related Plants

Phormium 'Apricot Queen', Phormium 'Guardsman', Phormium tenax, Phormium tenax 'Atropurpureum'
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