Blaze™ Dianella

Blaze™ Dianella tasmanica ‘NPW2’ PVR

  • Superior heat tolerance
  • Great heat tolerant alternative to Cordylines and Phormiums
  • Deep purple foliage for most of the year
^ Blaze™ Dianella in mid spring
^ Blaze™ Dianella in mid spring
^ Blaze™ Dianella in summer
^ Blaze™ Dianella in summer

Blaze™ Dianella tasmanica

Description: Blaze™ Dianella is a very tough plant with extreme heat tolerance. It has beautiful deep purple foliage throughout most of the year (depending on climate), turning green in summer to cope with the heat. Deep purple berries appear in spring or summer.

Size: 45cm high x 40-50cm wide.

Planting Density: 4-6 plants per m², 2-4 plants per linear metre.

Uses: Roadsides, mass plantings, feature plantings and gardens.

Position: Tolerates heat, drought and frost, sandy to clay soils. Avoid very poor soils. Full sun, light to heavy shade.

Care: Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established. Plant in a well mulched garden (chunky mulch is recommended). Ensure crown or base of plant is not below soil or mulch level. Use slow release fertiliser in spring. Trim older leaves as required and cut back halfway every 3-7 years (will look better with pruning every 3 years, this depends on your requirements).

Where it works: North & South Island

This website gives general information for the regions in New Zealand. For local information on which plants work in your area contact your local grower. Local grower knowledge is vital, this website is no substitute.

Heights shown on the website are for general gardening conditions. In well maintained gardens, some plants will get taller.