Dianella caerulea – Blue Flax Lily

A hardy and very easy care clumping perennial plant, growing up to a metre high and wide. It has sprays of small blue flowers in spring and summer, followed by edible bright blue berries. The berries have small black seeds inside. It grows from an underground rhizome, so it can be cut back to tidy up if needed and it will resprout. A good plant for stabilising sand, and will grow well on coastal sites. Frost and drought tolerant once established. Grows in sun to shady spots.

Scientific Name:Dianella caerulea
Family:Asphodelaceae,
Common Name:Flax Lily
Plant Type:Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Height:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:Blue
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Division
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Border plant
Special Uses:Edible, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Seed eating birds

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