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Dianella tasmanica (Flax lily)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.2m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Dianella tasmanica

Other names

Flax lily

Genus

Dianella Dianella

Species

D. tasmanica - D. tasmanica is a clump forming perennial with stiff, strap-shaped leaves and tall, branching stems of tiny, pale-blue flowers followed by metalic purple-blue berries.


Dianella tasmanica is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Pale-blue in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Remove fruit in spring.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Dianella tasmanica (Flax lily) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, humus-rich, neutral to acid, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Needs a sheltered position, especially in areas with cold winters. Tolerates dry shade. Protect with a thick, dry winter mulch.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Dianella tasmanica

Other names

Flax lily

Genus

Dianella Dianella

Species

D. tasmanica - D. tasmanica is a clump forming perennial with stiff, strap-shaped leaves and tall, branching stems of tiny, pale-blue flowers followed by metalic purple-blue berries.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Pale-blue in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Remove fruit in spring.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Dianella tasmanica (Flax lily) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, humus-rich, neutral to acid, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Needs a sheltered position, especially in areas with cold winters. Tolerates dry shade. Protect with a thick, dry winter mulch.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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