Dianella caerulea 'King Alfred' is a clumping perennial with glossy green arching leaves and purple and yellow flowers. It is a good erosion control plant to stabilise and strengthen soils, so is good for roadside and bank plantings.
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
Flower colour: purple and yellow
Flowering season: summer
Maximum height: 0.7 metres
Minimum height: not specified
Maximum width: 0.7 metres
Minimum width: not specified
Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Lizards, insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Soil types & conditions
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-7.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.
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