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Dianella caerulea Lithe

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Dianella caerulea Lithe Blue Flax Lily, Blueberry Lily, Paroo Lily, DC3000,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting, Hedging / Screening Clumping, Tufting, Upright

This robust Dianella is known for it's height and immensity of strappy, light green foliage. Lithe is easily cared for, hardy and long lived. It performs very well in full sun or part shade and is an ideal informal natural landscape border or garden filler. Lithe offers an excellent colour highlight, especially in spring when it produces a profusion of magenta flowers and blue berries. 1.2m high by 60cm wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Embankment, Erosion Control, Foliage Feature / Colour, Habitat, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Playgrounds, Rockery, Verge, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Asphodelaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Purple, Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High