Variegated flax lily

Dianella tasmanica ‘Variegata’

Description

The Variegated flax lily has become the most popular choice of Tasmania flax lilies. It is a robust plant with a clumping habit in size to 2 ft. tall and stiff pale green sword-like leaves with bold white striping. Delicate inflorescences of tiny white and yellow flowers occur in spring and are often unnoticed.

The Variegated flax lily draws from its parentage in South Australia and Tasmania; it grows best in understory conditions of light shade, organic soils and with regular moisture. Its bold shape and striking variegated leaves make is suitable for use in containers, parkways, mass plantings and for year around foliage color.

Plant Type: Perennial
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Upright, Clumping
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: Pale green
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Season: Spring
Soil Adaptations: Moist soil, Loam, Clay
Exposure Adaptations: Morning sun, Moderate shade, Heat, Drought, All day sun, Partial sun
Function: Foundations, Container plant, Borders, Background plant
Height: 2 ft.
Width: 2 ft.