Phormium ‘Veneer’ is an unusual and rare evergreen grass with a name inspired by the interesting colour of its foliage. Its arching sword shaped leaves are reminiscent of polished antique wood with margins of rich mahogany and inner shades of coral pink and creamy ivory.
Phormiums prefer a situation of full sun to bring out the best colouration although they will take a little shade, they like some moisture in the soil without it being waterlogged in winter. While they are hardy in many parts of the UK, especially closer to the sea. Phormiums in colder inland gardens are best given a warm sunny spot, or grown in a container with some shelter