Wyeena a new strappy leaf Australian native provides contrasting coloured foliage all year round. Wyeena has a neat clumping habit, with broad, arching strappy leaves and will brighten up any dull area in the garden with striking variegated foliage.
Variegated Dianella’s have always been a popular choice in the garden and in the landscape Australia wide. Wyeena is now the new variegated Dianella alternative, better suited to planting in frost affected, cooler and drier areas of Australia. Wyeena keeps clean foliage in these conditions. Wyeena is best suited to Southern NSW, VIC, TAS, SA, WA & ACT, it has far more cold and frost tolerance in comparison to other variegated Dianella’s such as Silver Streak, also grown and sold under the name Border Silver. These varieties are far more susceptible to frost, suffering from leaf burn and die back and generally do not handle frost prone areas very well. Silver Streak/Border Silver are well suited to QLD and other sub tropical/tropical areas of Australia where they are not affected by frosts.
Wyeena is a natural seedling selection from Dianella tasmanica and this species naturally prefers to grow in temperate areas of Australia, this makes it the best choice for using a variegated Dianella in these areas. Wyeena can still be grown in Sydney provided it is used strictly as a garden plant along the coastal areas where it is cooler and does not have to cope with high heat and humidity as in other parts of Sydney. It will generally require annual cutting back and will benefit from a well drained, partly shaded position. For Queensalnd it is better to use Dianella Silver Streak.
Wyeena is great as a foliage plant, for mass plantings in landscapes and accent gardens and ideal for feature pot displays. Wyeena will tolerate exposed and windy positions.
Wyeena grows best in full sun to shaded positions. It performs well in heavy clay to free draining soils. Wyeena will grow to approximately 90-100cm tall x 70-80cm in width, growing taller than some other tasmanica types it makes Wyeena a stand out feature in the garden or amongst shrubs and trees in the landscape with its prominent contrasting foliage.
Plant Wyeena in a well mulched garden and fertilise with a slow release fertilizer for Australian natives in early spring. Remove older leaves as necessary and water as required to keep the plants healthy. Wyeena is relatively drought tolerant once established.