Stunning Plants for Spring

Story Title: Stunning Plants for Spring
Episode: 7
Date: 9th October 2010
 Trevor Cochrane

Trevor has three gorgeous plants that are sure to bring colour, texture and vibrancy to your garden this Spring.


  • Dought and frost tolerant plant, finally gives designers a flax lilly that changes colour thoughout the seasons, particularly if it is a cold region.
  • Dianella tasmanica is a hardy and versatile plant suited to a wide range of conditions.
  • Tasred will make a great alternative to Phormium. Grows to a height of 40cm with a width of 40cm and works well in many parts of Australia
  • With its deep red flower stems, and its stunning blue and yellow flowers, Tasred puts on an impressive display in Spring.
  • In Summer its flowers make way for large, bold, eye catching purple berries.

Cassa Blue

  • Compact rich blue foliage with a far superior display compared to most Dianellas.
  • Foliage grows to approximately 50cm in height with a spread of approximately 40cm.
  • Tolerates a wide range of soils and climatic conditions.
  • Suited to full sun as well as partially shaded positions.
  • Hardy with excellent cold, heat, frost and drought tolerance


  • Wyeena is more cold tolerant than other Variagated Dianella
  • It has striking colour contrast and clean growing foliage. Our new Australian Native is sure to be a hit in your garden.
  • It is best suited to Southern NSW, VIC, SA, WA & ACT in Mass plantings, Native gardens, accent gardens, as a foliage plant or a Feature pot; due to their non humid climates.
  • However is still suited to Sydney & Brisbane and other humid climates but suited more as a garden plant, and will generally work well provided it can be cut back annually or as required.
  • Performs well in heavy clay to free draining soils.

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