Wyeena™ Flax Lily
Dianella tasmanica 'TAS300'
Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||dy-an-NEL-uh tas-MAN-ee-kuh|
|Lore||In New Zealand, the berries of Dianella are considered bush food by indigenous cultures.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly spreads by rhizomes, reaching 30 to 36 in. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||Plant this perennial in naturalistic drifts for a unique illusion of dappled sunlight in gardens beneath shade trees where soils are acidic. Ideal in quantities used as edging or plant in masses for a bold, highly visible effect. Perfect for Asian inspired urban gardens where space is limited. Well suited for container compositions that blend foliage color under shade structures, inside walled courtyards, atriums, or sideyards between tall buildings. Great choice for problem northern exposures.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Canna (Canna); Lilyturf (Liriope); Bush Daisy (Euryops); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Rose (Rosa)|
Thrives in organically rich, well-drained soils; tolerates clay. Best with some shade in hot summer regions. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Remove spent flower stalks and old foliage as new leaves emerge. Divide if needed in early spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-11