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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.  The information about Dianella ensifolia displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources we consider reliable. We will also relate those observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others and welcome hearing from anyone who has additional information, particularly when they share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.
 
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