This is primarily a plant grown for its striking pinkish red new foliage that ages to a green and white variegation. 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. ‘Rainbow’ is extremely tough and tolerates coastal conditions, 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.
|Scientific Name:||Dianella tasmanica|
|Common Name:||Flax Lily|
|Plant Type:||Grass or grass-like|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 0.6 metres|
|Width:||0.4 ~ 0.6 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|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|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Mound-shaped, Variegated|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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