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plant type

native lilies / strappy leaf plants

water      hardiness

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bush tucker
butterfly attracting
coastal gardens
drought tolerant
flowers and showy seed heads
suited to pots
verge planting

project type

urban and commercial
horticultural production

ecosystem type

coastal hinterland

soil type and drainage

light - sandy soils
medium - loamy soils
heavy - clay soils
good drainage
reasonable drainage

Dianella longifolia

smooth flax lily

spreading evergreen with attractive purple flower spikes
originAustralia wide
cultural notesfull sun or part shade, most soil conditions, dry conditions, fast growing, long lived, very hardy
maintenancemay be pruned annually to remove spent seed heads late summer)
toleratesdrought conditions, frost hardy
flowering seasonlate spring through to summer
flower colourpurple/dark blue star shaped flowers on long flower spikes, followed by attractive purple berries
foliage colourdark green, strap like leaf blades
heightup to 1m
plant spacing30cm apart for mass planting
recommended usesornamental grass ideal for landscaping, rockeries, bird attracting berries

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