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   Genus Species: Dianella laevis (syn.longifolia)     Common / Product Name: Blue sword

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Habit:   TUFTS (TF)

Available Size:   14cm

Height x Width:   1 - m x .5 - m

Pruning:   Remove spent flowers annually

Frost Tolerance:   Medium

Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance:   Medium / Well Drained

Coastal Tolerance:   Medium

Drought Tolerance:   High

Origin:   Australian Plant

Evergreen:   Evergreen rhizomatous perennial

Flowering:  starts: Early Summer / ends: Summer

Flower Colour:   White

Irrigation:   No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions. Will require water over long dry periods.

Lower Temperatures:   Grows best in full sunlight and will tolerate temperatures as low as -2C. May need to plant in frost protected areas.

Upper Temperatures:   Temperatures in the Mid 30'sC to Low 40'sC. Can tolerate higher temperatures over the summer months.

Fertilizing:   Use a slow release fertilizer annually.

Environment:   Plants selected suitable for eastern states of Australia. This plant is suitable for coastal areas.

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