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Dianella 'Australiana' (Native Flax)

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Plant description

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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.

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: 0.4 metres

Maximum width: 0.6 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium 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: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-7.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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