Flax Lily Variegated (Dianella tasmanica 'Variegata')

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Growing Zone: 7-11
Growing Zone: 7-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Flax Lily Variegated (Dianella tasmanica 'Variegata')
Mature Height 2-3 feet
Mature Width 2-3 feet
Spacing 2-3 feet apart
Sunlight Full to Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 30-80°F
Watering Needs Low (Once a week)
Growth Rate 10 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors No
Flowering Time Spring to Early Summer
Origin Native to Australia

Unveiling the striking Dianella tasmanica 'Variegata', commonly referred to as the Flax Lily or Tasmanian Flax Lily. This perennial grass-like plant enchants with its slender, variegated leaves, weaving shades of green and creamy white, setting a serene tone in any garden landscape.

How to Grow

The Flax Lily flourishes in a range of lighting conditions from partial shade to full sun. It prefers a well-draining soil and is hardy in USDA zones 8-11. While it's drought-tolerant once established, regular watering during its initial growth phase ensures a robust plant.

Care Tips

Provide consistent moisture without over-watering. The Flax Lily can endure short periods of dryness, but it's best to keep the soil moderately moist. If planted in areas with intense afternoon sun, ensure it gets some shade to prevent leaf scorching.


The Flax Lily's distinctive foliage makes it a popular choice for borders, mass plantings, or even as a potted specimen. The subtle blue flowers and subsequent purple berries it produces add an extra layer of charm, attracting birds and enhancing biodiversity.

Planting Tips

When planting, dig a hole twice the width and depth of the root ball. Enrich the planting spot with compost to give the plant a nutrient boost. Space individual plants about a foot apart to allow for their mature spread.


While the Flax Lily is low-maintenance, periodic removal of old or damaged leaves keeps it looking fresh. During the growing season, a balanced slow-release fertilizer can be applied to encourage vigorous growth and blooming.

Pests and Diseases

This plant is generally disease-resistant. However, ensure proper spacing and avoid excessive watering to prevent fungal issues. Aphids and spider mites might occasionally appear, but they can be managed with mild insecticidal soaps or natural predators like ladybugs.



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