Description for Daniella Grass
Dianella tasmanica is a herbaceous strappy perennial herb. Variegated Flax Lily is an attractive foliage plant with the bonus of producing sprays of lavender-blue flowers followed by showy deep blue fruit. The fruit is more spectacular than the beautiful flowers – stalks of shiny turquoise blueberries lasting from fall into winter create a colorful accent in the garden.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Variegated Flax Lily, Flax-lily, Tasman Flax-lily||Purple-Blue||Spring, Summer||1 to 2 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
An accurate soil test will tell you where your pH currently stands. Acidic (sour) soil is counteracted by applying finely ground limestone, and alkaline (sweet) soil is treated with ground sulfur.If you order roses from a mail-order company, order early, in January or February (March at the latest). They are usually shipped in the spring as bare roots when plants are fully dormant, well before they have leafed out
|Full Sun||Well-drained soil||Medium||22 to 32 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Daniella Grass
- Start with pruning shears for smaller growth.
- Use loppers, which look like giant, long-handled shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick.
- A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.
Typical uses of Daniella Grass
Special features: It is also good as a container plant. A very strong silky fibre is obtained from the leaves. The leaves are also used in making baskets.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose. Neat clumping habit is ideal for mass planting near pools, in garden beds and borders.
Medicinal use: NA
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