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GENO
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Post by GENO » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:04 am

Hi, found this Forum when Googling whether Phormium flowers. First time I've seen it, thought it was from the Bamboo close to it. Can't wait for them to open, pretty excited.


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Post by tatter » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:53 am

welcome to the forum Gino.
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Post by GREVILLEAJ » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:33 pm

Welcome to HTUK, Geno


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Post by charliep » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:33 am

The flowers on Phormium are striking, scented too (although they remind me a bit of burnt toast!)
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Post by Chez2 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:14 am

Hello.

I have never noticed the flowers on phormium being scented, not ours anyway. Perhaps its because they aren't close to the patch and we have a large open garden?


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Post by charliep » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:16 am

Chez, I am not sure how far away you would notice, ours gets a bit up close and personal! used to grow a lot of the coloured leaved forms but the only one that survives cold winters here is straight P. tenax I find it quite striking rather than beautiful but at least its indestructible!

Imagephormium tenax 004 by charliepridham, on Flickr

Imagephormium tenax 005 by charliepridham, on Flickr
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Post by Chez2 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:33 pm

I don't think we get quite as many flowers on ours. I might be able to smell it close up if I hadn't got a cold but this year the cordyline is so strong it blots anything else out.


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