Dianella Tasmanica Blueberry Flax
se: Most commonly used 'en masse' as a bedding plant, but can be a small accent piece as well.
Characteristics: Blueberry Flax is characterized by sword shaped, variegated leaves. This is a very reliable plant in the landscape growing to 30" tall by 24" wide. Throughout the year, Blueberry Flax will send out flowers along a long spike that extend 8" beyond the leaves. The flowers are insignificant and the spikes can make the plant appear messy, so trim them off as they appear. They prefer semi-shade.
Trimming: No formal trimming needed except to remove flower spikes as needed, usually three times during the year. Every couple years, these plants can be cut down to 6 inches off the ground in spring. They will re-grow to full size within the year.
Fertilization: Fertilize in March, June and October with a well-balanced, granular Palm fertilizer.