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Diplarrena moraea|Butterfly Flag

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Description
Densely tufted perennial herb spreading through short underground stems.
Size (W x H)
0.5-1m x 0.3-0.6m
Leaves
Dark to grey-green strap-like leaves 10-70cm x 5-10mm. 2-4 green bracts on flowering stem with a pair of bracts below the flowers.
Flowers
Cluster of 3-6 large scented flowers on a stout flowering stem to 1m high, held above the foliage. Outer 3 petals white, inner 3 petals multi-coloured, smaller. Capsule triangular.
Flower colour
White, inner petals white & yellow often with purple markings
Flower time
October to December
Growing conditions
Moist well drained soil in lowland heathlands and open forest. Frost tolerant. Full sun, semi shade.
Commonly used for
Masses of flowers provide a great effect in rockeries and garden beds. A large tussock for background planting in cottage gardens. Containers. Near water features.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts frogs
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Acknowledgement
Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory