Dianella caerulea

Description
Dianella caerulea is an upright rhizomatous strappy leafed plant with green to deep green foliage. Dianella caerulea flowers from late winter to early summer with blue to purple star shaped flowers which are followed by purple berries. This is a highly variable plant and often has leafless cane-like stems above the ground with terminating foliage. Dianella caerulea is a useful plant for maintaining diversity of species in revegetation projects and when landscaping close to natural bushland. The berries are food for native birds and animals.

Re-vegetating with Dianella - Where appropirate Dianella is a good foundation plant for revegetaion of native bush land. It is a good erosion plant as the rhizome help bind the soil together, it attracts native animal life as it is a food source and it is very versatile being able to grow in a range of climates and soil types.
Dimensions
400 to 600mm tall X 500 to 700mm wide.
Flowering
Late winter to early summer, with blue to purple star shaped flowers followed by purple berries.
Aspect
Grows in full sun and up to 90% shade. Performs best in protected coastal aspects and in inland climates will survive cold to –7ºC and light frost. Dianella caerulea is endemic to the coastal regions of S.E. Queensland, NSW and isolated northern inland regions.
Soil Type
Sandy loam, clay loam, free draining clay soils. Doesn’t like water logged soils.
Maintenance
Trim back foliage in spring to 100mm above the ground every 2 to 3 years if needed. Fertilize with controlled release fertilizer after trimming.
Available Sizes
Viro-tubes (we can grow 140mm pots to order).
Planting Rates
Viro-tubes 5 to 7 per m2. Pots 3 to 5 per m2.