Dianella Tasmanica


Common Name: Tasman Flax Lily
Size: 2-3 Litre

Dianella Tasmanica  2-3 Litre

  • Position: Full Sun/Partial shade
  • Soil: Well drained
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Flowering Period: Summer
  • Hardiness: May need some Winter protection
  • Eventual Height: 60 cms
  • Eventual Spread: 1.5m

Dianella Tasmanica, often referred to as the Tasman Flax Lily is an evergreen, clump forming perennial with deep green sword-like leaves becoming red tinged during the Winter. Throughout the Summer months small dark blue flowers on erect stem flourish, followed by violet blue berries, a magnet for the many birds and other garden wild life visiting the garden. Superb addition to the flower border, and low enough to plant at the front to form a colourful edge.

Looking After Your Dianella Tasmanica

Generally pest free, an easy to grow perennial preferring a humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny or partially shaded area of the garden away from any very cold, drying Winter winds. Although generally maintenance free, a good tidy to remove any damage leaves and apply a good quality general purpose fertiliser to encourage strong healthy growth is best carried out during early Spring.