Phormium ‘Platt’s Black’

Platt's Black Flax

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Perennials / Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Large

Mature Height & Spread: 3-4' tall, 2-3' wide

Natural Growth Habit: Upright

Native To: Australia/New Zealand

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water

Special Features: Deer Resistant / Seacoast Conditions

Container Sizes: #3

Sunset Garden Zones: 7-9, 14-24, H1, H2

A Bit More

Another stunning multi-hued Phormium, ‘Platt’s Black’ is notable for its glossy leaves of dark chocolate and green. At 3-4’ tall and 2-3’ wide, this Phormium is a versatile size for the landscape and looks great against bright green, chartreuse, or gold foliage. Cold hardy to 15° F and tolerant of shade, drought, and coastal conditions, plant Phormium in full sun to part shade. From the ancient greek phormos, meaning wicker basket or mat, Phormiums are used by the indigenous Maori of New Zealand for woven baskets and mats, and the fibers are used for rope, fishing nets and clothing. Use Phormium ‘Platt’s Black’ as accents, in mixed borders, or in masses.

A Bit More

Another stunning multi-hued Phormium, ‘Platt’s Black’ is notable for its glossy leaves of dark chocolate and green. At 3-4’ tall and 2-3’ wide, this Phormium is a versatile size for the landscape and looks great against bright green, chartreuse, or gold foliage. Cold hardy to 15° F and tolerant of shade, drought, and coastal conditions, plant Phormium in full sun to part shade. From the ancient greek phormos, meaning wicker basket or mat, Phormiums are used by the indigenous Maori of New Zealand for woven baskets and mats, and the fibers are used for rope, fishing nets and clothing. Use Phormium ‘Platt’s Black’ as accents, in mixed borders, or in masses.