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Dianella prunina 'Rainbow Twist' (Flax lily)

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Plant description

dianella prunina rainbow twist

dianella prunina rainbowtwist

Dianella prunina 'Rainbow Twist' is a perennial plant with interesting twisted leaves and deep red and purple striping in colder months which lightens in warmer weather. It likes full sun to dappled shade, and needs a well drained soil. In heavier soils, grow in raised beds or containers.

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: not specified
Flowering season: not specified

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.5 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Diseases

Root rot diseases in wet conditions

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good native fertiliser.

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