Dianella tasmanica
Tasman flax-lily

Uses: Planted singly or in groups for mixed landscapes, in verges and raised beds. Best as an under story planting in shaded situations. Prefers well-drained soils but can handle some waterlogging.
Attracts native birds and insects.
Caution: Harmful if eaten.
Cultivars available in a range of foliage colours.

  • Height 0.6-2m
  • Spread 0.5-2m
  • Position
    • position-fullshade Full Shade
  • Family Liliaceae
  • Botanical Name Dianella tasmanica
  • Common Name Tasman flax-lily
  • Origin Vic, NSW, Tas
  • Habit Clumping, Spreading, Arching
  • Landscape Plains, Footslopes, Hills
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Moderate frost
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Blue
  • Flowering Time Summer, Winter
  • Flower Type Star
  • Purpose Habitat, Ornamental
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Form Grass Sedge or Flax