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Dianella congesta 'DCT500' PBR

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Twisty™ Dianella is a compact plant with twisting foliage
    At about 8 to 12 months old it gets twisted curly foliage. It will keep that way for years. At this stage, it can be cut back close to the ground and it will start to twist again.
  • Eye catching twisting foliage
  • Good for coastal situations
  • Performs best in tropical, sub-tropical and coastal temperate climates
  • Plant Attributes

    • Height Range: 0.3 to 0.5m
    • Spread: 0.3 to 0.5m
    • Position: Full Sun, Semi Shade
    • Growth Habit: Clumping
    • Plant Use(s): Feature Plant
    • Suitable Climate Zone(s):
      • Tropical
      • Subtropical

    How to use

    Garden plantings

    How it works

    QLD & Northern NSW.

    Full sun to part shade. Tolerates light frost to -2 degrees. Twisty™ Dianella suits most soil types but it's best to avoid nutrient poor soils. Not suited to colder climates that receive frosts below -2 degrees.

    Care Instructions

    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 (especially for nutrient poor soils).

    Remove older foliage as required or every 2-3 years cut back close to the ground (will look better with pruning every 2 years, this depends on your requirements).

    General Precautions

    Where it works: QLD & Northern NSW.