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Dianella caerulea 'Breeze' (Native Flax)

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Helpful articles

Dealing with possums in the garden.

Native grasses and friends. An exciting thing is happening in the world of Australian plants. Wild species that have tantalised gardeners in the past are now being improved to create a diverse palette of new varieties that offer all kinds of advantages. In particular, the necessity for water-wise, low maintenance gardens has inspired interest in plants that can be used as ground covers that will not only suppress weeds and erosion but also look fantastic.

Garden Themes. This article describes various garden themes that should work well within Australia.

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Plant description

Dianella caerulea Breeze

Dianella caerulea Breeze 2

Dianella 'Breeze' is a strappy leaved clumping perennial with bright green foliage. It has delicate sprays of blue flowers in spring, followed by blue berries. Tough, drought tolerant low maintenance plant for borders, pots or as an accent plant. It spreads from underground rhizomes to create a great ground covering clump. If the foliage needs tidying, it can be cut back hard to regrow from the rhizomes. Plant in full sun to partial shade. Use on most soil types. Tolerates cold, humidity and periods of dryness.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: blue
Flowering season: spring

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.7 metres
Minimum height: 0.7 metres

Maximum width: 0.7 metres
Minimum width: 0.7 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

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

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: birds.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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