Tasman Flax Lily

24 Sep

Tasman Flax Lily (Dianella tasmanica) evergreen, upright growth to 3 feet in height with equal spread, dark blue flowers through summer, bright blue berries in fall, long thin leaves can be variegated.

From southeastern Australia, including Tasmania. This plant grows narrowly upright when young but spreading slowly by rhizomes with age. Sturdy, medium green leaves (striped white in ‘Variegata’ and yellow in ‘Yellow Stripe’). Loose clusters of small, blue summer flowers on straight, slender stalks are followed by large (3/4 in.), glistening blue berries that last 2 months or longer on the plant. ‘Tasred’ has green leaves that are red at the base. The red color intensifies in cold.

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