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Dianella congesta 'Twisty' is a perennial Australian plant with curious twisted leaves and sprays of small blue flowers. It suits tropical, sub-tropical and temperate climates and full to partial shade areas. Good for coastal areas as it is salt tolerant, withstands frost down to -2 degrees. It grows to around half a metre tall and wide. Mulch well to deter weeds.
Flower colour: blue
Flowering season: summer
Maximum height: 0.5 metres
Minimum height: 0.4 metres
Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.4 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Bees, insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Slow release fertiliser applied in spring.