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Dianella caerulea 'Cassa Blue' is a compact, strappy leaved clumping perennial with attractive blue-grey foliage. It has masses of purple flowers from spring to summer, and attractive purple berries afterwards. Grows to half a metre high and wide. It is a tough, drought tolerant low maintenance plant for borders, pots or as an accent plant. Dislikes humid climate and overly wet soils. Best in cooler areas. Likes full sun to part shade.
Flower colour: blue
Flowering season: spring summer
Maximum height: 0.5 metres
Minimum height: 0.4 metres
Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.4 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: birds, lizards.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.