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Dianella caerulea 'Aranda' (Flax lily, Paroo lily, Dianella)

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Plant description

dianella caerulea aranda blue flaxlily

dianella caerulea aranda dianella

dianella caerulea aranda blue flax lily

Dianella caerulea 'Aranda' is a hardy, dwarf clumping perennial with deep green foliage. It has sprays of starry purple-blue flowers in spring and summer, followed by purple-blue berries. It grows in full sun to part shade. It is rarely troubled by pests or diseases. Aranda is a tidy plant ideal for borders and mass planting. Best suited to maintained gardens with good soils and regular watering. It grows well in coastal humidity and inland climates but is best protected from heavy frost.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: blue
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.3 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 0.3 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds, insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-7.5

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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