S & J Nursery's Variegated Flax Lily
/ Variegated Dianella for Northeast Florida Landscapes
( Dianella Tasmanica 'Variegata' )
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Variegated Flax Lily Origins:
- Dianella Tasmanica Variegata is native to Australia and makes a great addition to
the North Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine area landscape.
- They are an ideal landscape plant for low maintenance, low water, no trim
- Hardy in Zones 8-11
Variegated Flax Lily Preferred Exposure:
- Variegated Flax Lily will grow well in full sun, shade and partial
sun or partial shade locations in the North Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine area.
Variegated Flax Lily Foliage:
- Wide strap like foliage is brightly variegated green and white, upright
clumps form a rounded foliage.
Variegated Flax Lily Soil Preference / Salt tolerance:
- Variegated Flax Lily will tolerate a wide range of soil components.
- Plants seem to prefer well draining and sandy soils.
- A personal note.... my home garden contains over 50 Dianella
Tasmanica planted along a flood prone drainage ditch area and they have so far thrived right through
the rain seasons even after being severely flooded for almost 10 days in a row during the 2012 summer rains.
That being said the rest of the year other than the few months of summer that area is still well drained and
-Medium to high salt tolerance.
Variegated Flax Lily Size Variance:
- Dianella Tasmanica can grow 2 ft in Height and spread 2 ft
Variegated Flax Lily Growth Habit:
- Evergreen, clumping almost grass like perennial plant forms an attractive dense
mound of foliage.
Variegated Flax Lily Growth Rate:
- Variegated Flax Lily is a fairly fast grower, expect them to double their size in
the first year after being planted.
Variegated Flax Lily Bloom:
-Blooms are small and held high above the foliage o thin delicate stalks in the
spring. Not very showy.
Variegated Flax Lily Water Requirements:
- Low to moderate water needs make Variegated Flax Lily ideal for low maintenance
- Plants will require supplemental irrigation after being planted in the ground from
the S & J Nursery container but will survive on their own with little help after establishing itself into
Butterfly or Bird Attracting:
- Variegated Flax Lily is not touted as a butterfly or bird attracting plant. .
Best Uses For Variegated Flax Lily Grass in the North Florida | Jacksonville | St.
Augustine area garden:
- Variegated Flax Lily is an excellent evergreen perennial selection for the North
Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine area landscape.
- Low maintenance landscape selection.
- Plant in masses around a bird bath, palm, or other accent to brighten up any
- Bold bright foliage adds instant color and texture to the garden. .
- Excellent front of the border planting for an instant curb appeal. Great
substitute for lower growing annual beds where you are just tired of having to replant each season.
- Dianella Tasmanica variegata makes a great potted accent plant
particularly when in a mixed flowering decorative pot.
Care of Variegated Flax Lily in the North Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine
- Plant may be dug and divided in the spring every2-3 years to make additional
plants to locate in other areas of the garden.
- Trim out old or damaged foliage in early spring before new growth emerges for a
neat tidy appearance.
- Water every day during the establishment period after planting in the garden from
a nursery container.
- Fertilize each spring with a handful of garden compost or a mixture of Milorganite
and a slow release poly coated plant food such as Osmocote or Stay Green general purpose plant food or
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