Category Archives: Dianella

Advantages of Using Native Plants in Gardens

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Our Australian native’s plants are greatly desired overseas, and it is any wonder, they are tough, reliable plants that work and look wonderful in many garden styles. In the past Australian native plants have often been thought of as untidy, but with breeders producing new cultivars, there is now tidier, even tougher Australian Native plants suitable for every garden.

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Clarity Blue™ Dianella is a tough clumping plant with clean blue foliage

Clarity Blue™ Dianella is tougher and better performing than Utopia® Dianella prunina ‘DP303’ PBR with a clear blue colour. It forms a nice clump like Cassa Blue® Dianella caerulea ‘DBB03’ PBR and provides displays of showy flower stems in summer.


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Using Lomandra and Dianella plants in Rain Gardens

Using Lomandra and Dianella plants in Rain Gardens

Lomandra longifolia species will tolerate the dry periods well, it is the wet periods you have to worry about if you are in a high rainfall or humid area or if the plant is in a depressed area of the rain garden. 

Lomandra for Rain Gardens

It may get root rot or other fungal diseases, so unless you are sure, it is best to go for plants like Shara™ Lomandra a Lomandra fluviatilis or Katie Belles™ Lomandra hystrix as these varieties handle wet feet and humidity a lot better as well as dry conditions. 

Pennisetums such as Nafray, Purple Lea and the new Pennstripe are also suitable for rain gardens and they add a great native look and feel.

Dianellas are not generally the best for rain gardens as they aren’t very tolerant of wet feet, when using them you have to be careful with which species you use. One species that tolerates wet feet is Dianella caerulea. 

Some of the best of this species are King Alfred® Dianella, Little Jess™ Dianella and Breeze ® Dianella. If you want the finer leaf of a Dianella revoluta, which usually does not handle wet feet, use Revelation® Dianella as it handles wet feet much better than common revoluta.

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Wyeena™ Dianella is a variegated clean foliage Dianella

Wyeena™ Dianella is a variegated clean foliage Dianella 

Wyeena™ Dianella tasmanica 'TAS300' PBR

Wyeena™ Dianella is a hardy variegated form of the popular Dianella  tasmanica. It has striking colour contrast and clean growing foliage. This new Australian native is sure to be a hit in your garden. Wyeena™ Dianella is best suited to southern New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, the ACT and Tasmania.

It’s ideal for mass planting, for native gardens, accent gardens or as a foliage plant or a feature pot. Wyeena™ Dianella is the best variegated Dianella for tolerating frosts, cold or dry weather. Wyeena™ Dianella looks great under garden lighting and works in full sun to moderately heavy shade.

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Revelation® Dianella is a Strappy Leaf Plant with blue green foliage

Revelation® Dianella was one of the best performing Dianella revoluta through the recent wet. Its clean grey green foliage didn’t blemish like the rest.

Revelation® Dianella revoluta 'DRG04' PBR

 

It is a mass flowering type that copes with most soil types. It grows really well in all states expect Queensland and even performs well in Sydney. It’s also very frost tolerant. Revelation® Dianella works well for commercial and residential mass plantings, foliage or grassy gardens.

It gets about 50cm or so high with a spread of about 50cm. It does appreciate being pruned every 3 to 4 years.

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Clarity Blue™ Dianella is a tough clumping plant with clean blue foliage

Clarity Blue™ Dianella is a tough clumping plant with clean blue foliage

Clarity Blue™ Dianella species 'DP401' PBR

Clarity Blue™ Dianella species ‘DP401’ PBR

  • A cross between Cassa Blue™ and Utopia® Dianella
  • Clean blue foliage with a clumping habit
  • Handles periodic wet feet

    Description: Clarity Blue™ Dianella is tougher and better performing than Utopia® Dianella prunina ‘DP303’ PBR with a clear blue colour. It forms a nice clump like Cassa Blue® Dianella caerulea ‘DBB03’ PBR and provides displays of showy flower stems in summer. Although it can handle periodic wet feet, it’s best to avoid prolonged wet feet…read more

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tasred® Dianella is a tough & reliable strappy leaf plant

Tasred® Dianella is a tough & reliable strappy leaf plant

Tasred® Dianella tasmanica 'TR20' PBR

Tasred® Dianella is one tough, adaptable and reliable Australian native plant. It’s the best performing, biggest selling Dianella tasmanica in Australia. It has really beautiful flowers and great colour contrast with changing foliage colours throughout the year. It is best suited to non-humid regions but does well in Sydney if planted in the shade.

In southern NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania it works well in full sun and moderately heavy shade. Tasred® Dianella is certainly drought and frost tolerant.

Tasred® Dianella tasmanica 'TR20' PBR

After it finishes flowering Tasred® Dianella has large beautiful purple berries. In most situations Tasred® Dianella gets to about 40cm high but in good soils it can get a little higher. Use it for mass planting or as a garden specimen plant.

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