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Dianella tasmanica 'Splice' (Native Flax)

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Plant description

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Dianella 'Splice is a compact strappy leaved clumping perennial with attractive variegated green and white foliage that has an attractive red tinge as the new leaves are forming. As the leaves mature lime and yellow vertical streaks intensify along the leaf. The variegated leaves brighten the garden with their gorgeous colour. This is a really tough and superbly low maintenance plant for borders, pots or as an accent plant, and is good for those difficult narrow spaces in the landscape. It will take frost, drought and will also grow in shade as well as sun. Water regularly while the plant is establishing, once the roots are well grown it is quite dry tolerant. A terrific native plant selection.

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: 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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