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Dianella tasmanica 'Little Devil' (Native Flax)

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Plant description

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Dianella tasmanica 'Little Devil' is a strappy leaf perennial that is distinguished by an attractive red tinge to the base of the leaves, and is a great plant for low maintenance landscaping. It has small flowers are not a prominent feature when they appear in spring, but are followed in summer by round blue berries. Good plant for borders, pots or as an accent plant. Use in full sun to part shade. Water for the first few months after planting to establish a good root system, after which it can be left to look after irself. Suitable for coastal gardens.

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: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: 0.6 metres

Maximum width: 0.6 metres
Minimum width: 0.6 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: not suitable.

Clay: not suitable.

Sand: dry, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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