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Dianella tasmanica

Tasman flax lily

sculptural ornamental evergreen with arching strap-like leaves and attractive purple flower spikes
originnsw, victoria, q'ld, wa, sa & tasmania
cultural notesfast growing, very hardy and long lived. Will grow in full sun or part shade in most soil conditions. Plants form dense tufts.
maintenancemay be pruned to remove spent flower heads (usually late summer)
toleratesdrought & frost hardy, wet areas and windy sites
flowering seasonlate spring through to summer
flower colourpurple to dark blue star shaped flowers on long spikes followed by attractive blue berries
foliage colourdark green leaves with red highlights at base of stem, broad strap-like leaf blades
widthup to 1m
heightup to 1m
plant spacing30cm apart for mass planting or 50cm apart for specimen planting
recommended usesspecimen or mass planting, good understorey plant, bird attracting berries

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