Dianella tasmanica ‘Rainbow’ – Flax Lily

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
Family:Liliaceae
Common Name:Flax Lily
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like
Height:0.5 ~ 0.6 metres
Width:0.4 ~ 0.6 metres
Flower Colour:Green
Flowering Time:Spring
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
Lifespan:Perennial
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

 


 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants