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Products > Dianella caerulea 'Casitas Springs'
 
Dianella caerulea 'Casitas Springs' - Paroo Lily

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass-like
Family: Phormiaceae (~Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Blue Violet
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Dianella caerulea 'Casitas Springs' (Paroo Lily) - An evergreen perennial from Australia. Dianella caerulea is a highly variable species and this gray form is a wonderful selection. Clumping plant of erect strap-like leaves to about 24 to 28 inches tall and clumping to 2 to 4 feet wide. A small evergreen, tufting perennial with narrow strap-like leaves, compressed into flat fans, forming spreading patches. Flowers and fruit appear over summer, the star-shaped flowers vary in color between light and dark blue followed by attractive translucent purple-cobalt fruit which releases an indigo stain when squeezed. Keep well watered and mulched. Hardy to 20-25 F and long-lived once established. Grows best in full sun and needs a well-drained soil. Perfect for use in rock gardens are as a specimen container plant and for an impressive display plant in masse. We received this plant initially from Jo O'Connell.  The information on this page is based on our library and online research as well as observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Dianella caerulea 'Casitas Springs'.
 
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