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.

Family:Liliaceae
Scientific Name:Dianella tasmanica
Cultivar:Lime Splice
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, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

 

 


 

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

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.