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Phormium Evening Glow

New Zealand Flax

Arching wine-red leaves with bronze edges

Evening Glow is a soft crimson variety of New Zealand Flax that delivers spikes of tubular flowers in the Summer heat. It grows to around three feet in height and gradual clumping may create around a similar spread.


Place in full sunlight or partial shade making sure the soil is moist and well-drained.


Plant in the garden - a rockery works well to provide colour contrast - or place in a container.

Cut back any dead or dying leaves in Autumn. In areas that receive hard frosts, containers should be taken indoors or placed under glass.

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Winter
Flowering July - July
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 60 cm - 75 cm
Plant width 60 cm - 75 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 25 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Flower border and beds, Coastal or drought resistant

Typically available

From April to September