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Phormium ‘Black Edge’

06 Oct 2005

General information

Cultivar name:

Phormium ‘Black Edge’


Not listed by Heenan (1991). Our plant came from a nursery in Cornwall.



Phormium tenax


Leaf colour

Colour group:


Upper surface:

Bluish-green with distinct black margins edged inside with a fine yellow line. The black edges are most obvious on the younger leaves and they appear red with the sun behind. The midrib is paler than the rest of the leaf.

Lower surface:

The under surface is more of a greyish-green with the narrow black margins and a black midrib.



Growth form

Shape group:


Leaf length:

< 160 cm

Leaf width:

< 7 cm


A vigorous growing cultivar that soon develops into a large plant. Leaves usually split into two at the tip.

Flowers and fruit



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Published descriptions

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