Dianella longifolia ‘Forte’ – Flax Lily

Dianella  Forte is an attractive narrow-leafed form of Dianella longifolia which is found in most regions of Australia and is therefore a very adaptable plant. Dianella Forte flowers in spring but its true worth is as a tough landscape plant. Try Forte in any low maintenance, waterwise setting, even if the soil isn’t exactly ideal. It can be cut back to ground level if the plant gets untidy and will re-shoot from its underground rhizomes.

Scientific Name:Dianella longifolia
Common Name:Flax Lily
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial
Height:0.8 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Purple
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Weeping
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Border plant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants