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Dianella Australiana is a strappy leaved perennial with bright green foliage. It has sprays of small blue flowers followed by shiny blue-mauve berries in spring and summer. A great plant for landscaping, as it is tough and drought tolerant. Use for borders, pots or as an accent plant.
Flower colour: blue
Flowering season: spring
Maximum height: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: 0.4 metres
Maximum width: 0.6 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-7.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.