Dianella laevis (syn.longifolia)
Genus Species: Dianella laevis (syn.longifolia)
Common / Product Name: Blue sword
Habit: TUFTS (TF)
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 -2°C. May need to plant in frost protected areas.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures in the Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C. Can tolerate higher temperatures over the summer months.
Fertilising: Use a slow release fertilizer annually.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for eastern states of Australia. This plant is suitable for coastal areas.