Dianella caerulea – Blue Flax Lily

A hardy and very easy care clumping perennial plant, growing up to a metre high and wide. It has sprays of small blue flowers in spring and summer, followed by edible bright blue berries. The berries have small black seeds inside. It grows from an underground rhizome, so it can be cut back to tidy up if needed and it will resprout. A good plant for stabilising sand, and will grow well on coastal sites. Frost and drought tolerant once established. Grows in sun to shady spots.

Family:Asphodelaceae,
Scientific Name:Dianella caerulea
Common Name:Flax Lily
Plant Type:Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Height:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:Blue
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Division
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Border plant
Special Uses:Edible, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Seed eating birds

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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

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

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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