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Dianella caerulea 'Stampede' (Native Flax)

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Green walls (or Vertical Garden). Learn how to create an amazing vertical garden wall using a variety of plants including herbs.

Native Hibiscus. An ever increasing interest in native hibiscus has led to the horticultural development of a number of new cultivars which rival the exotic types in beauty and flower size.

Hedges. This article explains how to care for and maintain your Australian hedge.

Plant description

dianella stampede

Dianella 'Stampede' is a very compact form of Dianella caerulea. It is a strappy leaved clumping perennial with attractive blue-grey foliage. Tough, drought and heat tolerant, a great low maintenance plant for landscaping, borders, pots or as an accent plant. Has attractive purple berries in summer following the blue spring flowers. It grows from underground rhizomes, making this a resiliant plant, and can be cut back hard if needed. It is a good plant for bank stabilisation, as it creates a good mat of foots.

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: 0.3 metres

Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.4 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium 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: Low phosphorus native fertiliser.

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