Phormium tenax 'Black Beauty' DESCRIPTION: Sword-leaf accent plant in dark chocolate tones with a grey feel. Super hardy and suited to most soil types. Tolerates frost once established. USES: Plant as a border in seaside gardens, rockeries and formal gardens. Suited to containers. ; PLANTING: Plant in a partially shady location in free draining soil. If planting in an exposed location, avoid the hot afternoon sun. Apply mulch and water regularly during the first 12 weeks until the plant is established. Provide additional water during extended dry periods. We recommend planting in well drained soil as flax can be prone to stem rot in boggy or clay soil. CARE: Easy care plant, simply remove old foliage, apply mulch and fertilise yearly with a slow release fertiliser or well composted manure. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 1 cm H x 1m W. YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The average size of your plants will be 15 -25 cm including the pot height of 80mm high and 42 mm wide.