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Dianella revoluta 'Kentlyn' (Native Flax)

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Plant description

Dianella Kentlyn

Dianella Kentlyn is a great foliage plant for landscaping. Tough, drought tolerant low maintenance plant for borders, pots or as an accent plant. It is quick growing, good for coastal gardens and poolside planting. Grows in a wide range of conditions, best in well drained soils, and in sun to part shade. Tolerant of drought and light frost once established. Any damaged leaves can be simply cut back, which will also encourage fresh new growth.

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: 0.8 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.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: birds.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-7.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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