Dianella tasmanica ‘Tiny Tas’

An easy care clumping perennial, useful for low maintenance gardens. A small and compact variety of Dianella tasmanica, growing to only around 30 cm high. It has masses of fine blue spikes of tiny blue flowers in spring, followed by decorative blue berries which are not recommended as edible. Can be grown in sun to part shade, best in well drained soil. Tolerant of moderate frost and drought once established.

Family:Asphodelaceae
Scientific Name:Dianella tasmanica
Cultivar:Tiny Tas
Common Name:Dianella
Plant Type:Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Height:0.3 ~ 0.4 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 0.4 metres
Flower Colour:Blue
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Border plant
Special Uses:Decorative fruit

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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

 


 

 

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