Dianella ensifolia

Dianella ensifolia

An unusual treasure for your shade garden that’s TOUGH, EASY and fast-growing with a fun, tropical appearance and oh, those berries! To 4-6’ tall x 3’ across, it looks like a small evergreen palm with upright cane-like stems topped with small fans of slender bamboo like leaves. Small, insignificant flowers are followed by pendulous panicles of long-lasting plump .5” glossy and surprisingly bright purple berries that appear from mid-Summer to Fall. Native to a wide variety of habitats, it thrives in our cool Summer climate as well as hot/humid areas. Swell conversation specimen and a cool container subject (15+ gal). Rich soil. Deer resistant. Hardy to 18ºF.

 

Annie

AM Sun/Brt shade
Avg/Low Water

Perennaial
USDA zones 8b-11