Phormium tenax 'Jester' - Colorful Flax for Your Garden
Phormium tenax 'Jester' is a stunning evergreen perennial that adds a burst of vibrant color and texture to any garden. With its upright clumps of arching, sword-like leaves in a variegated pattern of green, yellow, and red, 'Jester' creates a visually striking and captivating display. This variety is prized for its colorful foliage, architectural form, and ability to provide year-round interest. Whether used as a focal point, in borders, or in containers, 'Jester' will bring a sense of beauty and whimsy to your outdoor space.
- Upright clumps of arching, sword-like leaves in a variegated pattern of green, yellow, and red create a visually striking and captivating display
- Adds a burst of vibrant color and texture to the garden
- Height: 4-6 feet (120-180 cm)
- Spread: 4-6 feet (120-180 cm)
To keep your Phormium tenax 'Jester' thriving and looking its best, follow these simple maintenance tips:
- Sunlight: Plant 'Jester' in a location that receives full sun to partial shade. It thrives in bright light conditions but can tolerate some shade.
- Watering: Provide regular watering during the growing season to keep the soil evenly moist. Once established, 'Jester' is fairly drought-tolerant.
- Soil: 'Jester' prefers well-draining soil that is fertile and loamy. It can tolerate a range of soil types, including sandy or clay soil.
- Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring to provide essential nutrients. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the appropriate dosage.
- Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plants to help retain soil moisture, regulate temperature, and suppress weed growth.
- Pruning: Remove any dead or damaged leaves as needed to maintain a neat appearance. Trim back any overly tall or floppy growth to encourage a compact form.
- Dividing: 'Jester' does not require frequent dividing but can be divided every few years if necessary to rejuvenate the plant and maintain its vigor.
- Pest and Disease Control: Monitor the plants for common pests, such as aphids or slugs, and take appropriate measures for control. 'Jester' is generally resistant to most diseases.
Add Color and Whimsy with Phormium tenax 'Jester'
Phormium tenax 'Jester' brings a burst of vibrant color and texture to any garden with its variegated green, yellow, and red leaves. Its colorful foliage and year-round interest make it a standout choice for focal points, borders, or container plantings.
You will see a great improvement with growth with the use of plant food, especially plants in pots.
It will give them lush foliage:
use a slow release (once a year) feed
or a regular feed when watering
At our garden centre in Co. Limerick, you can see the Phormium tenax 'Jester' in person and seek expert advice from our knowledgeable staff. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or a beginner, we are here to assist you in making the right choices for your garden.
Can't make it to our store? No worries! We offer nationwide delivery, so you can enjoy the beauty of the Phormium tenax 'Jester' no matter where you are in the country. Simply place your order online, and we'll take care of the rest.
Standard Delivery per parcel*
* parcels up to 30kg or within dimensions volume
* free delivery over €250 on standard items (excludes large/bulky items)
* multiple purchases qualify for combined delivery
For large items please ring us on 069-64084 to discuss delivery.
We currently only deliver within the island of Ireland, other countries can be quoted for by contacting [email protected] or via telephone on 06964084
Standard Delivery is FREE on orders over €250*
All standard deliveries will be completed within 5-7 working days via Fastway Couriers, any delay to this delivery time, the customer will be notified by One of our staff.
The in-Store delivery charge will vary compared with online, in-store delivery charge is done on a case by case basis.
* Only mainland Ireland addresses qualify for free delivery.
Live Plants Delivery
Our live plants are packed with care and diligence by our staff, our horticulturists review each plant before despatch to ensure quality is maintained.
Live Plant delivery charges are not calculated on weight but on the space required per package to ensure safe delivery, so delivery charges may vary as some plants require more space than others when packed.
All live plants are despatched within 3-5 working days where possible, our couriers aim to deliver within 48 hours of despatch from our Garden Centre to allow the plant to arrive in healthy condition.
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