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Dianella tasmanica

Flax lily

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height0.9m to 1.5m
  • Spread0.25m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourBlue shades

Description

Dianella tasmanica (Flax lily). Native to southeastern Australia and Tasmania. Spreads from underground rhizomes where arching, strap-like leaves emerge to 1.25m long and 35mm wide. Panicles of star-shaped, blue-purple flowers are borne in branching sprays to 1m tall in spring and early summer; these are followed by glossy, dark blue berries.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Grass-like

Origin

S.E. Australia & Tasmania

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0 to 5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are frost tender to half hardy. It is suitable for outdoors only in mild areas and elsewhere will require a cold greenhouse or frame. They will need a sunny position with well drained, neutral to acidic soil.

Propagation

Propagate by division, or rooted offsets or from seed in spring and autumn.

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