‘Black Adder’

Phormium ‘Black Adder’ 

Thanks to Pat Fitzgerald, the dashing Irish plantsman who brought us the studly Ceanothus ‘Tuxedo,’ we bring you another tall, dark & handsome new introduction – Phormium ‘Black Adder.’ Discovered during the tissue culture process as a spontaneous sport of Phormium ‘Platt’s Black,’ this darker, more vigorous “New Zealand Flax” grows to 3’x3’, with long, sword-like leaves that are pendulous at the tips. Tolerant of many soil types, heat & clay, plus it’s great in coastal gardens & containers. What will Pat come up with next? We’re hoping he can breed us a black leaved, summer flowering tree Dahlia, but, you know, no pressure!

Claire Woods

Pt.Sun-Full Sun

USDA Zones 8a-10