Information about plants & gardens for Brisbane & Qld



species and cultivars

Common Names: Flax Lillies
Family: Phormiaceae (Also placed in Hemerocallidaceae and Liliaceae by various authorities)

Suitable for understory planting in a rainforest-style garden or mass-planting in contemporary landscapes. Flowers and fruit are modestly attractive, but the grass-like clumping habit is the main feature. In addition to the several native species, named cultivars selected for superior landscape performance have been developed in recent years available.

More information to come in future updates. Meanwhile, check the links below.

Other Information Online

The Genus Dianella Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants
Flax Lilies (Dianella species) At "Grow Me Instead" (an Australian website informing gardeners about safer alternatives to invasive ornamentals)
Dianella species Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney
Trees for the Evelyn and Atherton Tablelands Newsletter, July - September 2005 (contains an article about Dianellas)
Blue flax lily Queensland Poisons Information Centre
Australian Native Poisonous Plants Australian Native Plants Society (Australia)

Dianella caerulea

Dianella caerulea - Sims. Plants For A Future
Dianella caerulea Sims PlantNET, National Herbarium of NSW
Dianella caerulea Sims Atlas of Living Australia
Dianella caerulea Blue Flax Lily, Paroo Lily. Save Our Waterways Now (Enoggera Catchment, Brisbane)
Dianella caerulea var. assera The Taxonomy Research & Information Network
Dianella caerulea var. caerulea The Taxonomy Research & Information Network


Dianella atraxis The Taxonomy Research & Information Network
Dianella bambusifolia The Taxonomy Research & Information Network
Dianella longifolia var. longifolia The Taxonomy Research & Information Network
Dianella odorata The Taxonomy Research & Information Network
Dianella pavopennacea var. major The Taxonomy Research & Information Network
Dianella tasmanica Australian National Botanic Gardens
Propagation of selected understorey species - Otway Region Notes on propagation of a number of native species, including Dianella tasmanica
Blackish Meadow Katydid Conocephalus semivittatus, an insect found in association with plants including Dianella. Australian Museum online

Warning: collection, destruction, propagation, movement, sale or purchase of any Australian native plant (including seeds or spores) may be subject to laws and regulations. Be sure to check with appropriate authorities before engaging in these activities, even on private property. Other laws may also apply to the treatment and movement of plant or soil material (for example, to control the spread of weeds, pests and diseases.)
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