Dianella Caerulea (Paroo Lily) - EDIBLES - 25 Seeds- Buy In Bulk
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Dianella (Paroo Lily) is a strappy herbaceous fruit-bearing plant that grows to about 1 metre high, with a thick spreading rhizome under the ground. The bright green leaves are between 0.3-2.5 cm wide and have straight or toothed margins. These leaves may reach 75 cm in length. The small 1-1.6 cm diameter dark blue to violet flowers bloom in spring and summer. These are followed by small roughly spherical indigo-coloured berries which range from about 0.7 to 1.2 cm (0.3-0.5 in) in diameter. These fruit are edible with a vague apple flavour.
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The plant occurs in Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania, and Queensland, in a wide range of habitats including coastal heathland and even sand dunes.
Dianella is commonly cultivated in gardens, and is sometimes seen as a low-hedging plant in public spaces and amenities plantings. It is very hardy and long-lived, and suitable for rockeries. It is tolerant of poor drainage and responds well to extra moisture. Plants attract fruit-eating birds and butterflies. Dianella is a very hardy (snow and frost hardy) and long-lived plant once established. It can tolerate damp conditions but prefers moist well drained soil. It adapts readily to many situations.