Dianella revoluta, commonly known as the Black-anther Flax-lily, is a clumping perennial that makes a great landscaping choice due to its hardy and drought-tolerant nature. It has strap-like leaves that are glossy green and can grow up to 0.5 m long. In summer, it produces clusters of small blue-purple flowers that are followed by shiny blue berries. It thrives in full sun or partial shade and is ideal for mass plantings, borders or as a ground cover. The Flax-lily is also known to attract native birds, making it a popular choice for wildlife-friendly gardens.
Height: About 0.5 m
Width: About 0.5 m
Aspect: Prefers full sun to partial shade and is adaptable to a variety of soil types.
Flowers: Produces delicate blue or purple flowers in spring and summer, followed by small blue or purple berries that resemble blueberries.
Uses: Dianella revoluta is a popular garden plant due to its attractive foliage and flowers. It is also used in landscaping as a border plant, in mass plantings, or as a specimen plant. The plant is drought tolerant and requires little maintenance once established. The berries are edible and were traditionally used by Indigenous Australians as a food source.