A very compact strappy leaved clumping perennial with attractive foliage and stem bases that develop a distinct red colouring during winter. Tough, low maintenance plant for borders, those tricky narrow spots in the garden, pots or as an accent plant. Blue flowers in spring and purple berries in summer. Frost and drought tolerant.
|Scientific Name:||Dianella tasmanica|
|Common Name:||Native Flax|
|Plant Type:||Grass or grass-like|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 0.4 metres|
|Width:||0.3 ~ 0.4 metres|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, 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|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Special Uses:||Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Seed eating birds|
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