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|
|Common Name:||Flax Lily|
|Plant Type:||Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 2 metres|
|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, Wildflower meadow|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Division|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Border plant|
|Special Features:||Edible, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Seed eating birds|
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