Dianella longifolia

Dianella longifolia, commonly known as Pale Flax-lily, is an attractive, clumping perennial that grows up to 1 metre tall. It has long, strap-like leaves that are glossy green in colour. In late spring and early summer, it produces spikes of small blue or purple flowers that are followed by attractive blue berries. This plant is ideal for landscaping as it is hardy and requires little maintenance. It looks great in mass plantings, mixed borders, or as a single specimen, and can also be used for erosion control on banks or slopes. It thrives in full sun to part shade and prefers well-drained soil.



Height: Up to 1 metre.

Width: Up to 1 metre.

Aspect: Prefers to grow in full sun to partial shade.

Flowers: Produces spikes of small blue flowers in spring and summer, followed by attractive blue-purple berries.

Uses: Dianella longifolia is a popular landscaping plant due to its attractive foliage and hardy nature. It can be used as a border plant, in rockeries or as a feature plant. The leaves were traditionally used by Indigenous Australians for weaving baskets and other items. The berries are also edible, but not commonly eaten.


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