Dianella Caerulea (Paroo Lily) - EDIBLES - 25 Seeds- Buy In Bulk
Dianella Caerulea (Paroo Lily) - EDIBLES - 25 Seeds- Buy In Bulk

Dianella Caerulea (Paroo Lily) - EDIBLES - 25 Seeds- Buy In Bulk

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** not available to WA, or International buyers. 

 

Dianella caerulea(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. 

The Chakra Garden can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. 

Always seek advice from a professional before eating or using a plant medicinally.


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 caeruleais 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 caeruleais 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. 


GROWING FROM SEED.....
Seed - pre-soak for 24 hours in luke-warm water and then sow in spring in gentle heat in a greenhouse. Germination usually takes place within 4-12 weeks at 25°c. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first two years. When large enough, plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer. Division as the plants come into growth in the spring. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

***seed only
++not available to WA or International buyers


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