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Dianella tasmanica 'Tasred' (Native Flax)

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Plant description

Dianella tasmanica Tasred

Dianella tasmanica Tasred 2

Dianella tasmanica Tasred 3

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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