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Dianella tasmanica (photo courtesy of Andrea Jones/Garden Exposures Photo Library)
Dianella tasmanica (photo courtesy of Andrea Jones/Garden Exposures Photo Library)

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Dianella tasmanica

Flax Lily

Perennials, Decorative fruit or berries

From southeastern Australia, including Tasmania. Grows to 3–4 ft. tall; narrowly upright when young but spreading slowly by rhizomes with age. Sturdy, medium green leaves (striped white in ‘Variegata’ and yellow in ‘Yellow Stripe’). Loose clusters of small, blue summer flowers on straight, slender stalks are followed by large (3/4 in.), glistening blue berries that last 2 months or longer on the plant. ‘Tasred’ has green leaves that are red at the base. The red color intensifies in cold.

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