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/ 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 landscaping.


- 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:Dianella Variegated Flax Lily foliage up close


- 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 extremely sandy.


-Medium to high salt tolerance.


Variegated Flax Lily Size Variance:


- Dianella Tasmanica can grow 2 ft in Height and spread 2 ft Wide.


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 plantings.


- 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 the landscape.


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 garden setting.


- 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 area landscape:



- 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 10-10-10.



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