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— Dianella caerulea ‘JOHN316’ King Alfred™ PP20,794

One of the latest entries into the collection, King Alfred is proving to be a great choice for a variety of applications.  This flax lily has blue-green, weeping foliage with spring flowers typical of Dianella.  Some key attributes include a fast rate of growth for quick establishment, a strong root system for excellent erosion control, great salt tolerance and respectable frost tolerance.  Best when planted in full sun with little irrigation.  Matures to roughly 2 ½ feet tall and 2 feet wide. Perennial USDA Zone 8-11(evergreen 8b and warmer in normal winters).

  • Beautiful Weeping Habit and Blue-Green Foliage
  • Quick to Establish
  • Great for Erosion Control!
Life Cycle: Perennial
Hardiness Zones: 8 to 11(evergreen in normal Zone 9 winters)
H x W (approx): approximately 2.5ft tall by 2ft wide
Spacing: 2 to 2.5 ft for best LONG TERM results
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower: Branched inflorescence with masses of small dark violet flowers
Foliage Color: Blue green
Habit: Clumping; slowly spreading by rhizomes.  Has arched to weeping foliage
Containers?: No
Light Requirement: Full Sun
Water Requirement: Low to Moderate Water Needs
Maintenance Category: Low Maintenance
Uses: Specimen Planting, Group & Mass Planting, EROSION CONTROL, Home Gardens
Maintenance Notes:


Extremely drought tolerant
Frost Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Deer Resistant