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Tasman Flax-lily

Dianella tasmanica

Tasmanian Flax-lily

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.

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.

Geography

Origin
Austalia, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania
Natural climate
Temperate

Environment

Light
Partial Sun, Full Shade
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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