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Dianella tasmanica 'Emerald Arch' (Native Flax)

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Plant description

Dianella tasmanica Emerald Arch

Dianella tasmanica Emerald Arch 1

Dianella tasmanica Emerald Arch 2

Dianella 'Emerald Arch' is a very compact strappy leaved clumping perennial with attractive arching foliage that is the distinctive feature of this cultivar.Tough, low maintenance plant for borders, pots or as an accent plant. It has small blue flowers in spring, followed by attractive purple berries in summer. Grows from underground rhizomes, which make the plant resistant to dry periods. If the leaves become untidy, then the plant can be cut back hard 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: 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 salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: birds.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: well-drained.

Clay: not suitable.

Sand: well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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