Tasred Flax Lily
Tasred Flax Lily
Dianella tasmanica 'TR20' Plant Patent #18,737Item #9829 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 11
Unique green foliage has a red-tinged base which becomes more acute in colder months, fading to green in summer. Blue flowers on red stems are followed by highly ornamental purple berries. Excellent choice for both tropical and modern garden design. Appreciates sun in cooler areas, dappled to deep shade in warmer climates. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full shade to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Foliage reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide; blooms reach 36 in. tall.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:di-NEL-la tas-MAN-i-caPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:CompactGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Foliage reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide; blooms reach 36 in. tall.Special features:Compact Form, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:BlueFlower attributesShowy FlowersPatent 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)
- CareCare InformationThrives in organically rich, well-drained soils; tolerates clay. Best with some 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:Full shade to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.