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Phormium 'Sundowner'
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Evergreen perennial has olive green foliage with vibrant red, pink and pale yellow striping. Long, wide leaves look like those of a giant grass. Use as an specimen plant.

Plant with Fern Pine 'Icee Blue' 


  • Landscape Size: 6'-8' tall, 6'-8' width
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun to Morning Sun, Afternoon Shade 
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • Sunset Zone: 7-9, 14-24
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Clumping
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Deer Resistant, Dramatic Foliage Color

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Prefers enriched soil with good drainage. Prune to create a neat appearance. Every 2 to 3 years, divide clumps in early spring.