• Dianella tasmanica
  • Dianella tasmanica
  • Dianella tasmanica
  • Dianella tasmanica

Dianella tasmanica

Flax Lily, Tasmanian Flax Lily
Size: ex 1L pot

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£7.99

Quick Overview

  • Handsome sword-shaped foliage
  • Clump-forming
  • Resembles a small Phormium
  • Dark blue flowers followed by violet-blue berries
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Description

Dianella tasmanica, the Tasmanian Flax Lily, is endemic to the states of Victoria and coastal New South Wales as well as Tasmania. A delightful and rewarding plant, it is an evergreen rhizomatous perennial with green strappy sword-shaped leaves that relatively quickly forms a large clump resembling a miniature Phormium. The foliage is softer in texture to a Phormium and a richer shade of green and is sometimes suffused at the base - particularly in Autumn - with a reddish colouration. 

Essentially a foliage plant, Dianella tasmanica does have interesting small dark-blue flowers in the summer which are followed by violet-blue berries.

In the UK, Dianella tasmanica does best in a warm and sheltered position in sun with dappled or part-shade. It appreciates a rich well-drained but moist soil and will quickly form a handsome clump. Highly recommended.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Xanthorrhoeaceae
Sub-Family Hemerocallidoideae
Synonyms Dianella archeri, Dianella densa, Dianella hookeri, Dianella divaricata f. dentifera, Dianella tasmanica var. gigantea, Dianella tasmanica f. laevis
Geographical Origin Australia: Tasmania, Victoria and coastal NSW
Cultivation Sun to dappled shade. A humus-rich moist soil
Eventual Height 60cm
Eventual Spread 1-2m
Hardiness Hardy in most of the British Isles if given a warm, sheltered position. In colder areas it will benefit from fleecing during the worst of the winter frosts

Dianella tasmanica

Flax Lily, Tasmanian Flax Lily
Size: ex 1L pot

Availability: Sold Out

£7.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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