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Dianella tasmanica - Tasman Flax Lily
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass-like
Family: Phormiaceae (~Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Dark Blue
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Dianella tasmanica (Tasman Flax Lily) - A beautiful strap-leafed perennial with clumps to 30 inches tall bearing fans of rich green leaves that are finely serrated along the leaf margin. This plant spreads by rhizomes and in the right situation can rapidly colonize a planter bed. It has rich blue flowers with prominent brown-tipped golden anthers in the spring that are followed by slightly oblong deep metallic-blue berries in mid-summer. It grows rapidly in coastal full sun with regular irrigation but is more useful (and contained) in part sun with only occasional to infrequent irrigation. It is hardy to about 20 F. This plant is sometimes thought of as invasive but this is typically in a well irrigated garden but it is extremely useful in dry shade where it imparts a somewhat tropical look. Its foliage, flowers and berries can all be used in flower arrangements.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery and our own landscape plantings and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments we receive from others and appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Dianella tasmanica
 
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