Dianella tasmanica ‘Rainbow’ – Flax Lily

This is primarily a plant grown for its striking pinkish red new foliage that ages to a green and white variegation. It is a clumping style of plant that is perfect for narrow spaces and pot culture. It is also useful as an extensive landscape plant for roadside areas and the like. ‘Rainbow’ is extremely tough and tolerates coastal conditions, drought, shade and moderate frosts. Give it a clean up after it has finished flowering and fruiting by removing the spent stems and any dead or damaged leaves.

Family : Liliaceae
Cultivar Name: Rainbow
Plant Type : Grass or grass-like
Width : 0.6
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Mound-shaped, Variegated
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Erosion control, Pipe and drain friendly, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Dianella tasmanica
Common Name : Flax Lily
Height : 0.6
Flower Color : Green
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects