small phormium

Patricia Croke asked 12 years ago

Could you recommend a phormium that does not get too tall (or wide!) The ones that I have in my garden have become too big for the bed they are in but I love their architectural shape. Is there a variety that is just green, without any variegation?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
The plain green kinds are the biggest and they usually tend to grow too big. Lifting and dividing every few years can keep size down. Part of their structural quality is their size.

Some smaller kinds such as ‘Carousel’ or ‘Tom Thumb’ which is greenish with dark margins.