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Dianella prunina 'Utopia' (Native Flax)

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Plant description

Dianella prunina Utopia

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Dianella prunina Utopia 2

Dianella 'Utopia' is a good foliage plant for low maintenance gardens. It has strappy leaves on a clumping perennial habit, with beautiful blue-grey bordered with purple foliage. Tough, drought tolerant low maintenance plant for borders, pots or as an accent plant. Not as tough as other Dianellas. Needs good drainage and low phosphorus fertiliser. Frost and drought tolerant.

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: 0.5 metres

Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 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: not specified.

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