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Dianella tasmanica 'Tasred' (Native Flax)

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Helpful articles

Best Australian natives for pots & small gardens. The trend towards smaller gardens has inspired the plant lovers in the nursery industry to respond with an ever-increasing range of Australian plants that will delight those who want to attract birds and butterflies and bring a little bit of the bush onto their balconies. From banksias to bottlebrush there are plants that will add colour and texture to provide year round interest.

Fertilisers. Learn all about fertilisers, the different varieties and their applications.

Grevilleas. Learn all about grevilleas from native plant expert Angus Stewart.

Gymea Lilies - Doryanthes excelsa. Everything about the Gymea lily (Doryanthes excelsa) is larger than life. The bold foliage can reach over four metres in height and some majestic flower stems can reach over ten metres tall.

Plant description

Dianella tasmanica Tasred

Dianella tasmanica Tasred 3

Dianella tasmanica Tasred 2

Dianella 'Tasred is a very dense growing and strappy leaved clumping perennial with attractive foliage and stem bases that develop a distinct red colouring during winter. Tough, low maintenance plant for borders, pots or as an accent plant. Also good for planting on banks to control erosion. Has blue flowers in spring andattractive glossy purple berries in summer. Grows in sun to very shady positions. Frost and heat tolerant.

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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