Dianella caerulea – Blue Flax Lily

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.

Family : Asphodelaceae,
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Edible, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Dianella caerulea
Common Name : Flax Lily
Height : 1
Flower Color : Blue
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Coastal garden, Drought resistant, Wildflower meadow
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Seed eating birds