Dianella caerulea

Description: An intriguing evergreen grassy looking perennial, with lance-shaped, strappy leaves that are held upright. Panicles of light and dark blue to mauve or sometimes white flowers with prominent yellow stamen are held above the foliage in summer. I autumn the most striking effect of the plant is noted - stunning bright blue - purple berries which are so unusual and cannot fail to raise interest.

Good for a woodland garden or a warm border. Plant en mass for best effect. Good drought tolerance and long lived once established.

Climate / Position: Sun / partial shade.

Height / Spread: Height 60cm. Spread 30cm.

Soil Requirements: Moderately fertile, humus-rich, well drained, slightly acid soil.

Pruning : None required.

Special Requirements: To ensure plants remain in good condition then mulch in spring to help retain moisture and create a fertile soil.