Tasman Flax Lily, Tasmanian Flax Lily
Dianella tasmanica

Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae
Genus: Dianella (dy-an-NEL-uh) (Info)
Species: tasmanica (tas-MAN-ee-kuh) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fremont, California

Merced, California

San Diego, California

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Sebastopol, California

Cocoa, Florida

Fort Myers, Florida

Loxahatchee, Florida (2 reports)

West Linn, Oregon

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 29, 2006, PHILBY from perth
Australia wrote:

I LIVE IN PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA AND THIS PLANT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO KILL. IF IN SUN NEEDS LITTLE BIT OF WATERING BUT IF IN SHADE A BIT OF TRIMMING STAYS GREEN ALL YEAR ROUND.

Neutral

On Feb 14, 2004, deekayn from Tweed Coast
Australia wrote:

This is acutally an Australian native, commonly found in our southern states (NSW, Victoria and Tasmania) where the winters are normally cool (can be as low as -4 deg C)

Neutral

On Oct 8, 2003, pelikanz from Cocoa Beach, FL wrote:

Blueberry Flax Lily
This New Zealand Lily is noted for its overpowering variegation, perhaps the most productive of of any varigated form. It will stand bright light if watered often and the leaves do not burn and discolor in the sun like most striped leaves.
Blueberry Flax Lily- (Dianella tasmanica 'Variegata') - Noted for the stalks of blueberries that form on tall stalks after blooming, this plant stands out in the landscape or in ornamental planters mostly because of the wide white stripes with parallel the length of the long leaves that arch over gracefully. The plant is an evergreen perennial that prefers some shade. This outstanding lily spreads by rhizomes and grows 4 feet tall. Zones 8-10
To be on the safe side, plant in open shade or filtered sunlight. Full... read more