Dianella longifolia var. longifolia|Pale Flax-lily

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Upright, narrowly tufted perennial, usually single clumps or with short underground stems. Clumps sometimes fan-shaped at base.
Size (W x H)
0.3-0.8m x 0.5m
Spreading bright green strap leaves 20-80cm x 4-12mm, V-shaped or Y-shaped in cross section, usually smooth on edges and midrib, not sheathed at base. Bases often purplish.
Open flowerheads, petals spreading to slightly turned back, flower stem higher than leaves. Berries shiny pale to mid blue. Flowers open in afternoon.
Flower colour
Pale blue. Pale yellow anthers, orange swelling on stalk
Flower time
August to January
Growing conditions
Moist well drained soil in drier forests and woodlands. Frost tolerant. Full sun semi shade.
Commonly used for
Attractive clumping plant for rockeries, cottage gardens and underplanting of established trees.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts birds
Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory