Dianella tasmanica ‘Lime Splice’ – Flax Lily

This is primarily a plant grown for its lime green foliage which also features new growth tinged with pink for further interest. Small blue flowers and cobalt blue berries also an an extra dimension in late winter through to spring. It is a clumping style of plant that is perfect for narrow spaces and pot culture. It is also useful as an extensive landscape plant for roadside areas and the like. ‘Lime Splice’ is extremely tough and tolerates drought, shade and moderate frosts. Give it a clean up after it has finished flowering and fruiting by removing the spent stems and any dead or damaged leaves.

Scientific Name:Dianella tasmanica
Family:Liliaceae
Common Name:Flax Lily
Other Common Names:Native flax
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like
Height:0.5 ~ 0.6 metres
Width:0.4 ~ 0.6 metres
Flower Colour:Blue
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade, Heavy shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Variegated
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Border plant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Erosion control, Pipe and drain friendly, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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