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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Id this long leaf plant

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

November 1, 2007
9:51 AM

Post #4145984

I had posted it some years before, but now I have better pictures of the plant and flower. Here it is.

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

November 1, 2007
9:51 AM

Post #4145985

Flower.

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LavinaMae
Grantsboro, NC
(Zone 8b)

November 1, 2007
9:55 AM

Post #4145991

Is it verigated Laropie
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

November 1, 2007
2:52 PM

Post #4146756

maybe Dianella tasmanica "Variegata"
does it have blue flowers?

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

November 1, 2007
4:23 PM

Post #4147037

Blue no, purplish - not exactly... my second picture above has a close up of one flower facing down.

kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



November 1, 2007
8:19 PM

Post #4147797

That flower does look very like a typical Dianella flower

Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


November 1, 2007
8:27 PM

Post #4147818

I agree, a Dianella tasmanica "Variegata"
I saw it first planted at a nursery in a large pot with those blue berries that follow the bloom and had to have it. Mine hasn't bloomed yet.
JasperDale
Long Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

November 1, 2007
11:23 PM

Post #4148295

It looks really good with Dk. bronze ajuga and the dwarf pink calla lilies.
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 2, 2007
1:15 AM

Post #4148704

I agree ... Variegated Flax Lily:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54322/

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 2, 2007
1:15 AM

Post #4148706

jd, you are absolutely right!
Cerahipp
Hobart
Australia

November 7, 2007
10:50 AM

Post #4166834

Not Dianella tasmanica, leaves too broad but looks closely related.
Cerahipp - Tasmania.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 7, 2007
12:35 PM

Post #4166956

well, cerahipp, i have to disagree with you on this one. the leaves and flowers are identical to mine.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 7, 2007
3:11 PM

Post #4167475

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.

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

November 7, 2007
6:21 PM

Post #4168092

The flowers also have to be looked at because there are so many such leaves with different lengths and widths. The ones in the PF look shorter and wider. My plant has longer and narrower leaves.
wallaby1
Lincoln
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

November 7, 2007
7:04 PM

Post #4168216

There has been some breeding of Dianella, I bought one last year from my local garden centre, although not variegated there was a variety of leaf shapes and colours.

http://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?plant_id=502

http://www.smgrowers.com/info/dianella.asp

http://science.uniserve.edu.au/school/curric/stage4_5/nativeplants/gallery/dianella/index.html

Silver Streak is a hybrid

http://www.abulk.com.au/awn/dianellahybrid.html

http://www.allianceseeds.com.au/default.asp?p=PG&cri=1

Dianella ensifolia 'Border Silver'

http://www.colourwise.com/PlantInfo/Dianella%20ensifolia%20'Border%20Silver'.html

Calif_Sue

Calif_Sue
Northern California
United States
(Zone 9a)


November 7, 2007
7:36 PM

Post #4168314

I just went out and took a picture of mine.

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trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 7, 2007
10:37 PM

Post #4168952

here's mine too.

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jnana
South Florida, FL
(Zone 10b)

November 7, 2007
11:12 PM

Post #4169027

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.
Alistair
Nowra, NSW,
Australia
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2007
6:00 AM

Post #4170398

I think trying to accurately identify the horticultural Dianellas to species is probably a bit of a lost cause, especially from pics alone. They're a mess!!
Cerahipp
Hobart
Australia

November 8, 2007
12:05 PM

Post #4170630

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!
wallaby1
Lincoln
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

November 8, 2007
2:22 PM

Post #4171077

Welcome Cerahipp, you will never again be bored with DG to come to!

Some of us trade plants with others, some just send a plant as a gift, it's a great way to get unusual plants between friends! India is included!

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 8, 2007
2:35 PM

Post #4171136

Dianella is native to parts of Africa, Asia, and Australia.
Alistair
Nowra, NSW,
Australia
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2007
8:15 PM

Post #4172335

Welcome Cerahipp!

All manner of plants are grown in Indian gardens (even ?Tasmanian ones LOL): and of course all manner of Indian plants are grown around the world!!
kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



November 8, 2007
8:25 PM

Post #4172364

Cerahipp, welcome to DG.
Give my regards to Hobart where I lived for 12 years,
Kennedy

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

November 9, 2007
1:22 PM

Post #4174873

[quote]WHAT'S IT DOING IN INDIA!![/quote]

Alistair has answered beautifully! Yes, true.

[quote]Welcome Cerahipp, you will never again be bored with DG to come to![/quote]

I endorse that!!

Dinu
Cerahipp
Hobart
Australia

November 10, 2007
3:12 PM

Post #4178623

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.

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

November 13, 2007
5:50 PM

Post #4189190

That's quite a large area Cerahipp!

Cerahipp
Hobart
Australia

November 15, 2007
11:17 AM

Post #4195009

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.
Col.

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

November 20, 2007
3:40 PM

Post #4213656

Nice to know that Col. But not nice to know the disability. I too have blogs on different subjects. Can you give me a link to yours? I wish you both luck for the Lily season.

Dinu
Cerahipp
Hobart
Australia

November 22, 2007
2:21 PM

Post #4219878

When I said 'blog', Dinu, I just meant my garden diary.
Get my diary by clicking my name TOP LEFT of my posts - BYKTA.
I have lots more to add to this diary.
Col.

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

September 2, 2008
4:46 PM

Post #5498648

Better shot of the flower.

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jnana
South Florida, FL
(Zone 10b)

September 2, 2008
4:54 PM

Post #5498687

Dinu, that's Dianella tasmanica as so many people above said. Variegated Flax Lily.
jnana
South Florida, FL
(Zone 10b)

September 2, 2008
4:57 PM

Post #5498701

Here is a slightly blurred picture of my own/ You'll se that the flowers are identical.

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megete
Neiva, Viana do Cast
Portugal

September 3, 2008
11:31 AM

Post #5501849


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.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 3, 2008
1:57 PM

Post #5502356

The leaves of Dianella can look somewhat similar to Phormium but the flowers don't, here's a pic showing Phormium flowers so you can see the difference http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/62338/ Dinu's flowers look like Dianella.

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

September 4, 2008
5:05 PM

Post #5507829

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
Hobart
Australia

May 25, 2009
2:50 PM

Post #6594851

Still having trouble with editing! I WILL learn - E V E N T U A L L Y

This message was edited May 26, 2009 2:28 AM
Cerahipp
Hobart
Australia

May 25, 2009
3:25 PM

Post #6595000

Gooday all, yes I'm still here Phomium tenax is a VERY large plant - New Zealand flax which the Maoris use to weave their skirts (kilts).

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

July 13, 2009
1:45 PM

Post #6813593

Here is another latest image of the flower.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 13, 2009
3:02 PM

Post #6813888

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

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

July 13, 2009
4:39 PM

Post #6814336

cerahipp, that is an interesting use for that! Beautiful work that! I know the dried leaves are tough.

I now moved this plant to a tire planter and sits beside the pond in a shady location.
Nandan
Mumbai
India

July 13, 2009
4:55 PM

Post #6814398

It is Dianella caerulea

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