Phormium 'Rainbow Maiden' | 4L Pot

Code: PL6306
Phormium 'Rainbow Maiden' | 4L Pot

A colourful Phormium, with pretty pink and green stripes across the leaves

Phormium 'Rainbow Maiden' is a pretty shrub, characterised by its strap-shaped leaves which feature pink and green stripes. 'Rainbow Maiden' is ideal for mediterranean gardens, and for adding unique shape to a prarie planting scheme. Another wonderful thing about this shrub is that it is evergreen, meaning you can enjoy the beautiful display of leaves all year round.

Variety Information

Flowering PeriodSummer
Flower ColourRed
Foliage ColourBurgundy
FeaturesEvergreen foliage, luxurious colours, low maintenance

Size Information

Supplied As4L Pot
Height on Arrival50 - 60cm
Eventual Height & Spread Eventual size depends on both environmental and genetic conditions.1m x 1m
Optional Extras
  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 40cm Terracotta Fibrecotta Large Cube Planter
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  • 50cm Terracotta Fibrecotta XL Cube Planter
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  • 42cm Small Wooden Pine Raised Cube Planter
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Key is to regularly water newly-planted plants, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure you choose a location where your plant has enough space, which you can calculate from a variety's eventual height and spread.

Dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball. Before planting, drench the rootball. Place the pot in the hole, ensuring it sits no lower than an inch below ground.

Fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, and add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Do not compress the soil. Give your plant a good watering. Add mulch on top whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould and stones. Make sure mulch doesn't touch the stem.

Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring.

Your shrub will be sent directly from the grower, based in the fertile lands of Norfolk, to your doorstep. This approach means that you get a nursery fresh plant which was on the growing table one day and at your door the next. Our expert shrub nursery has spent decades perfecting the art of watering feeding and pruning shrubs and will do so until hours before it is packed. We see this as a real advantage over garden centres, where plants can be left unattended for weeks on end, or even other mail order companies that despatch from fulfillment sites.

This plant will be expertly packaged into a specially designed, extra thick cardboard box, which holds the plant in place, and sent through a delicate courier network to prevent any chance of damage in transit.

All our shrubs are easy to grow, unless otherwise specified. Below we address some common queries:

  • Position: plant in full sun, and apply mulch, which will help trap moisture.
  • Soil Types: it is important to avoid waterlogged soils, which starve plants' roots of oxygen, leading to plant death.
  • Hardiness: this species is fully hardy and is well suited to the UK's climate.

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