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Dianella congesta 'Twisty' (Flax lily)

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Plant description

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dianella congesta twisty

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.

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: summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.5 metres
Minimum height: 0.4 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: Bees, insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Slow release fertiliser applied in spring.

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