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Dianella tasmanica 'Blaze' (Flax lily, Dianella)

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Plant description

dianella tasmanica blaze

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.

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: purple
Flowering season: summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.5 metres
Minimum height: 0.4 metres

Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.4 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Lizards.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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