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Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

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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Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Flower.

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Grantsboro, NC(Zone 8b)

Is it verigated Laropie

Long Beach, CA(Zone 10a)

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

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

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

Churchill, Victoria, Australia(Zone 10a)

That flower does look very like a typical Dianella flower

Northern California, United States(Zone 9a)

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.

Long Beach, CA(Zone 10a)

It looks really good with Dk. bronze ajuga and the dwarf pink calla lilies.

(Zone 1)

I agree ... Variegated Flax Lily:

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

mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

jd, you are absolutely right!

Hobart, Australia

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

mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

well, cerahipp, i have to disagree with you on this one. the leaves and flowers are identical to mine.

Dublin, CA(Zone 9a)

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.

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

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.

Lincoln, United Kingdom(Zone 8a)

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

Northern California, United States(Zone 9a)

I just went out and took a picture of mine.

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mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

here's mine too.

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South Florida, FL(Zone 10b)

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.

Nowra, NSW,, Australia(Zone 9b)

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!!

Hobart, Australia

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!

Lincoln, United Kingdom(Zone 8a)

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!

mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

Dianella is native to parts of Africa, Asia, and Australia.

Nowra, NSW,, Australia(Zone 9b)

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!!

Churchill, Victoria, Australia(Zone 10a)

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

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Quoting:
WHAT'S IT DOING IN INDIA!!


Alistair has answered beautifully! Yes, true.

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


I endorse that!!

Dinu

Hobart, Australia

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.

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

That's quite a large area Cerahipp!

Hobart, Australia

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.

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

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

Hobart, Australia

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.

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Better shot of the flower.

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South Florida, FL(Zone 10b)

Dinu, that's Dianella tasmanica as so many people above said. Variegated Flax Lily.

South Florida, FL(Zone 10b)

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

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Neiva, Viana do Cast, Portugal


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.

Dublin, CA(Zone 9a)

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.

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

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.

Hobart, Australia

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

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Hobart, Australia

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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Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Here is another latest image of the flower.

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Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

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

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