Dianella longifolia ‘Forte’ – Flax Lily

Dianella¬† Forte is an attractive narrow-leafed form of Dianella longifolia which is found in most regions of Australia and is therefore a very adaptable plant.¬†Dianella Forte flowers in spring but its true worth is as a tough landscape plant. Try Forte in any low maintenance, waterwise setting, even if the soil isn’t exactly ideal. It can be cut back to ground level if the plant gets untidy and will re-shoot from its underground rhizomes.

Family : Phormiaceae
Cultivar Name: Forte
Plant Type : Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial
Width : 1
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Weeping
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Dianella longifolia
Common Name : Flax Lily
Height : 1
Flower Color : Purple
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Other insects