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Dianella tarda

Late-flower Flax-lily

Species Description

This link will give you an image of the species as a mature plant, as well as flower, fruit and seed description.

Species description

Cultivation and Uses

This link will give you information about climate parameters, tolerance of climate extremes and adverse soils, biological traits under cultivation, soil factors, uses and potentially undesirable attributes.

Cultivation and uses

Plant Growing Stages


2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed Description

Seed Pre-Treatment


Remove seed from fruit and soak overnight if using fresh seed. Smoke treatment may improve results.



Germination usually occurs within 2-16 weeks.
Low germination rate - may be increased by smoke, scarification (lightly rub seed with sandpaper) or soaking in cool water for 24 hours.
Temperatures over 18-20°C may inhibit germination.

Pests and Disease
When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Late summer to early spring

Seed Collection Timeframe

Late December - January

Storage and Ripening

Fresh seed best, but remains viable for 6-12 months.

Grows from Cuttings