I agree, it looks exactly like the pictures in Plant Files too of the variegated one. I did notice looking through the pics in Plant Files that the variegated one looks like it might have a little wider leaves than the non-variegated one, maybe that's where the confusion came from.
That's definitely a Dianella. As mentioned before, they come in different variegations and some have leaves that are longer and slender.
I have one that has a bright green and cream variegation, with long and thin leaves. The flower is an intense cobalt blue. Just a different cultivar.
I agree, Alistair. Could be derived from D. caurulea (N.S.W.), D. intermedia (N.Z.) D.laevis (N.S.W) Cultivars very difficult to identify even with a pic..
WHAT'S IT DOING IN INDIA!!
BTW this is my 2nd day on this Site, really like the exchanges - just about to pay my sub!
Thanks for your welcome - much appreciated.
I am a little overwelmed searching around the site a present.
My wife and I grow and show Daffodils, Camellias, Tall Bearded Iris, Liliums, Succulends and Cacti on 0.43ha.
Much of it in lawn now, Dinu - a stroke has made me slightly disabled but I drive a car and a mean lawnmower!! I just started a blog - kept it open so you can see our favourites - my wife (Lyn) is heavity into daffodils, now and we are soon going into the Lily season.
Coudn't it be Formium tenax? I have one in my garden, and local farmers use the leaves to tie things (straw , onions, garlic sheaves). If you let cut leaves wither for two or three days, you substitute them for resistent ropes.
It did not have a berry that was blue some time back.. I forget the colour now. I was searching for a picture of it remembering I had taken, but no, I could not locate it. Presently, I've removed this plant and kept in soil till I decide on its 'permanent place' [new garden coming up]. I think I'll go in for the Dianella.
Cerahipp, Australia has some extraordinarily beautiful native plants. My daughter lives in Brisbane and just can't quite understand my fascination with the botanical gardens. I have been to the Chinese garden in Sydney Harbour, the garden next to the opera house in Sydney, Fletcher in Cairns and just last month we went to Brisbane gardens and that jewel of a garden complex in Mt. Coot-tha. The local cactus/succulent growers were having a show at the education center. Afterwards we lost many hours wandering through the gardens. Itchy fingers and a bit of drooling were part of the tour...grin