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Dianella tasmanica 'Blaze' is a strappy leaf perennial plant with deep purple foliage and purple flowers and berries. It is a great easy care plant for low maintenance gardens. The foliage will turn green in higher summer temperatures, which helps it to cope with heat.
'Blaze' will grow on a wide range of soils, from sandy to clay soil. It withstands heat, frost and drought once established. Keep moist while establishing. Mulching will discourage weed growth. The only maintenance required will be to remove any old or damaged foliage if needed. The plant can be cut back by a half every few years to rejuvenate.
Flower colour: purple
Flowering season: summer
Maximum height: 0.5 metres
Minimum height: 0.4 metres
Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.4 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Lizards.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.