Foliage First Plants
SWEET MIST™ is an ultra compact Phormium with bronze foliage
Phormium tenax 'PHOS2' PVR
Sweet Mist is an ultra compact Phormium, with an exceptional bronze colour. This New Zealand Native adds an exiting choice for Landscape design. Its more compact foliage compared to other colourful Phormiums allows roadside, or large landscaped gardens to be planted with a low growing colourful plant. Sweet Mist is small enough to be planted on roadsides, and not cause problems with line of sight.
Description: One of the most compact, small forms of Phormium released on the market. Its beautiful bronze foliage provides stunning contrast to the garden. Growing to an approximate height of 35-40cm tall, it provides a great alternative to the garden.
Uses: Ideal for mass planting as a low border or fill in plant. Its bronze colour makes it an excellent choice for contrasting with green foliage. Being a smaller form, Sweet Mist is well suited to the smaller modern garden. It is also good for containers and patios.
Position: Grows well in full sun to shaded positions. Tolerates heavy frost and moderately dry conditions. Suitable for most soil types.
Care: Low maintenance once established. When planting Sweet Mist, ensure the crown or base of the plant is not planted below the soil level. Apply coarse grade mulch to reduce weed growth and keep the root zone cold and moist. Water as required.