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Wyeena™ Flax Lily

Dianella tasmanica 'TAS300'

Beautifully arching and upright evergreen foliage with striking variegation. Sprays of small, star-shaped blue flowers produce stunning blue berries in the summer. Slowly spreads by rhizomes and will out-compete weeds. Tolerates frost better than other species of Dianella.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationdy-an-NEL-uh tas-MAN-ee-kuh
LoreIn New Zealand, the berries of Dianella are considered bush food by indigenous cultures.
Average Size at MaturitySlowly spreads by rhizomes, reaching 30 to 36 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasPlant this perennial in naturalistic drifts for a unique illusion of dappled sunlight in gardens beneath shade trees where soils are acidic. Ideal in quantities used as edging or plant in masses for a bold, highly visible effect. Perfect for Asian inspired urban gardens where space is limited. Well suited for container compositions that blend foliage color under shade structures, inside walled courtyards, atriums, or sideyards between tall buildings. Great choice for problem northern exposures.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleMediterranean
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsCanna (Canna); Lilyturf (Liriope); Bush Daisy (Euryops); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Rose (Rosa)

Thrives 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-11

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