Tasman Flax-Lily

Dianella tasmanica

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Dianella are rhizomatous, clump-forming, evergreen perennials with leathery, sword-shaped leaves and sprays of small, starry deep blue flowers followed by long-lasting blue or purple berries.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer, Spring

Fruiting time

Autumn, Spring

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Rhizomes

Clumps can be divided in spring time.

Special features

Indoor plant

It can also be grown as an indoor plant, in a brightly lit space, no direct sunlight.

Pot plant

Provide a good potting mix that needs to be kept moist, but not water logged.

Special features

Origin

Austalia, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania

Natural climate

Temperate

Environment

Light

Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Uses

Ornamental

Dianella tasmanica is a hardy plant which has been cultivated in gardens and as a pot plant for many years, preferring shade and regular moisture

Personality

Family

Asphodelaceae

Flower colour

Blue

Scent

None

Problems

Generally problem free.

Companion plants

Grasses, small shrubs and meadow flowers make good companions.
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