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Dianella tasmanica ~ Flax Lily

I plant the Flax Lily for the unusual blue seed pods more than for any other reason.  Dianella is hardy, it can handle drought conditions it spreads at a reasonable rate by runners and grows to 18"in height.  Dianella tasmanica is hardy to 15 degrees or lower.  The fruit is not edible and can cause digestive discomfort.  Dianella tasmanica will survive even when the garden gets no care.  In a few gardens that I have restored I have found Dianella tasmanica still growing enthusiastically amongst the weeds.  But mostly the reason to have this Dianella tasmanica is those metallic looking purple-blue seed pods.  The fruit do look like something that came from another planet.    See also Dianella Tas Red

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Dianella tasmanica, Flax Lily 

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