• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Foliage clumps reach 18 to 24 in. tall and wide; blooms 3 ft. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care Plant
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:di-NEL-la tas-MAN-i-ca
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Foliage clumps reach 18 to 24 in. tall and wide; blooms 3 ft. tall.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Blue
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design IdeasPlant in mass to create a formal border backdrop, or in a long, meandering swath with large boulder accents to give the impression of flowing water. Low water needs make it particularly useful in providing a lush feel to dry shade settings where the purple berries will glisten in dappled sunlight. Blends well into Japanese style gardens. Spot into a perennial bed for texture. An excellent smaller alternative for often overused Phormiums.
    Companion PlantsLoropetalum (Loropetalum); Mexican Heather (Cuphea); Montbretia (Crocosmia); Lilyturf (Liriope); Phormium (Phormium)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in organically rich, well-drained soils; tolerates clay. Best with shade in hot summer regions. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Remove spent flower stalks and old foliage as new leaves emerge. Divide if needed in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.