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Phormium 'Back to Black' - photo: Seiont Nurseries
Phormium 'Back to Black' - photo: Seiont Nurseries

Phormium 'Back In Black' was discovered at Seiont Nurseries by general manager Neil Alcock.

It is a truly dwarf form that is compact and plumps up quickly. It will be available from selected plant finishers and 9cm liners from Seiont in spring 2009.

Phormium 'Black Velvet' is another Seiont variety. It is medium growing with dark, graceful, arching foliage and a silvery underside.

Ophiopogon 'Black Beard' is an introduction bred by Steve Yandell of Rainbows End Nursery in Cornwall. In trials, this variety had proven to grow twice as quickly as other forms, with foliage up to 23cm long.

Lophomyrtus 'Black Pearl' is another selection bred by Yandell. This variety boasts naturally glossy foliage, which darkens in the autumn.

Coprosma 'Pacific Night' was bred by Graham Hutchins of County Park Nursery. This hardy Coprosma has very dark purple foliage, which is glossy all year round.

Cordyline 'Pink Passion' is the result of a sport discovered at Seiont Nurseries and Myerscough College. UK plants will be available to garden centres through plant finishers in 2009. Nine-centimetre liners will be available direct from Seiont in August.


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