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Dianella ensifolia - Umbrella Dracaena
  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass-like
Family: Phormiaceae (~Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Origin: Asia, Southeastern (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Blue
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 2-4 feet
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Dianella ensifolia (Umbrella Dracaena) - This plant is quite different from the other Dianella that we grow, looking more like bamboo with tall (4 to 6 feet) cane-like stems that are topped with fans of short strap-shaped leaves. The flowers are a pale lavender blue and are followed by small round blue fruit. Although a little harder to use in the garden because of its size, it is a must as a curiosity or specimen plant. Plant in the shade or in morning sun and water occasionally. Has proven hardy to at least 18 F. We have grown this interestingly attractive plant since 1994.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or have additional cultural tips that would aid others growing Dianella ensifolia .
 
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