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|
|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|
|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|
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