Dianella caerulea ssp assera ‘Curly Tops’

A hardy and minimal care tufting perennial plant. Flowers in summer with blue-purple sprays followed by bright blue decorative berries. A useful plant for difficult positions such as under trees, and for coastal gardens. Grow in full sun to part shade. If foliage becomes damaged it is easy to tidy up by pulling away old leaves to leave fresh new growth.

Family:Asphodelaceae
Scientific Name:Dianella caerulea ssp assera
Cultivar:Curly Tops
Common Name:Flax Lily
Plant Type:Clumping perennial
Height:0.3 ~ 0.8 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 0.8 metres
Flower Colour:Blue, Purple
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Border plant
Special Uses:Playground friendly

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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