Dianella caerulea assera
Genus Species: Dianella caerulea assera
Common / Product Name: Curly Tops
Habit: TUFTS (TF)
Height x Width: 0.3 – 0.8m x 0.30 – 0.80m
Pruning: None Light
Frost Tolerance: High
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Medium / Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Evergreen: Evergreen rhizomatous perennial
Flowering: starts: Summer
Flower Colour: Purple
Irrigation: No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions. Will require water over long dry periods.
Lower Temperatures: Grows best as understory planting where naturally protected by frost, will tolerate temperatures as low as -8°C.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures in the Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C. Can tolerate higher temperatures over the summer months.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.