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Dianella caerulea 'Little Russ' (Native Flax)

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Plant description

Dianella 'Little Russ' is compact and strappy leaved clumping perennial. A tough, drought tolerant low maintenance plant for borders, pots or as an accent plant. Has starry mauve flowers in spring, followed by attractive purple berries in summer, and mid green foliage which can be used in cut flower work. Does well on most soils, and in most climates. Drought tolerant, though extended dry spells can lead to sparse foliage. Damaged leaves can be cut back hard.

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: 0.5 metres
Minimum height: 0.25 metres

Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.25 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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