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Dianella congesta Twisty

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Dianella congesta Twisty Beach Flax Lily, DCT500,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting Clumping, Irregular Shape, Tufting

Twisty™ Dianella with eye-catching compact twisting foliage. At about 8 to 12 months old it gets twisted curly foliage. It will keep that way for years. At this stage, it can be cut back close to the ground and it will start to twist again. Performs best in tropical, sub-tropical and coastal temperate climates. Size: 40 - 50cm high x 40 - 50cm wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

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

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Playgrounds, Rockery, Roundabouts / Splitters, Tropical Garden, 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:
Liliaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Purple
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate