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Dianella prunina 'Somersby' (Native Flax)

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Helpful articles

Winter Flowering Plants for the Garden. No Australian garden need be free of flowers in winter. Read this article to learn about some great winter flowering plants.

Ground covers.

Dealing with possums in the garden.

Microclimates in your garden. Did you know your whole garden may be a microclimate that allows you to grow plants that would not thrive on the other side of the street? Read this article to learn more.

Plant description

Dianella prunina Somersby 1

Dianella 'Somersby' is a strappy leaved clumping perennial with beautiful blue-grey foliage, edged in purple, and a good plant for low maintenance gardens. A tough and drought tolerant plant for borders, pots or as an accent plant. Not as tough as other Dianellas. Tolerates light frosts. Good for sunny to partly shaded positions.

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: 0.4 metres
Minimum height: 0.4 metres

Maximum width: 0.4 metres
Minimum width: 0.4 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

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

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: birds.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: not suitable.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus native fertiliser.

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