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Dianella ensifolia - Umbrella Dracaena
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass-like
Family: Phormiaceae (~Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Origin: Asia, Southeastern (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Blue
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 2-4 feet
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Dianella ensifolia (Umbrella Dracaena) - This plant is quite different from the other Dianella that we grow, looking more like bamboo with tall (4 to 6 feet) cane-like stems that are topped with fans of short strap-shaped leaves. The flowers are a pale lavender blue and are followed by small round blue fruit. Although a little harder to use in the garden because of its size, it is a must as a curiosity or specimen plant. Plant in the shade or in morning sun and water occasionally. Has proven hardy to at least 18 F. We have grown this interestingly attractive plant since 1994.  This information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Dianella ensifolia.
 
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