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Dianella caerulea 'King Alfred' (Flax lily)

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Plant description

dianella caerulea king alfred 2

dianella caerulea king alfred

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

Flowers

Flower colour: purple and yellow
Flowering season: summer

Plant size

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.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Lizards, insects.

Climate

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

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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