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Dianella caerulea 'Paroo Petite' (Native Flax)

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Plant description

Dianella 'Paroo Petite' is a dwarf clumpy form of Dianella, growing to 0.2 metres high and wide. A great low maintenance plant for well drained soils in sun to part shade. Tough and drought tolerant, and is good for coastal sites. Good for borders, pots or as an accent, also superb for massed plantings. Has dainty mauve flowers in spring, followed by attractive blue berries in summer.

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: 0.2 metres
Minimum height: 0.1 metres

Maximum width: 0.3 metres
Minimum width: 0.2 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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