Purple New Zealand Flax - Phormium tenax purpureum (latin)
Area of origin: New Zealand. Adult Dimensions: Height up to 2m (6,6'), width up to 1.5m (4,9'). Foliage: Evergreen. Soil Type: Dislikes lime. Climate: Protect against hard frosts. tolerant to -10°C. Exposure: Full sun.
Properties and uses:
The fantastic purple leaves create a magnificent effect within flowerbeds or within containers, allowing them to be moved into shelter in the winter.