— Dianella tasmanica ‘NPW2’ Blaze™ PP23,084 —
The foliage texture and color of this Dianella more closely resemble that of a New Zealand flax yet this plant can take just about the hottest weather you can throw at it! Drought tolerant, heat tolerant, frost tolerant…tough… and with this great foliage color to boot! Blaze is a TC sport of the popular Dianella Tasred. Tasred has a similar color habit, but the “purple” color of Blaze is much more intense! Will cope with subtropical conditions. thrive in humid/subtropic climates, and we are gaining confidence that Low Horizon may also fit into this category. That said, all Westringia are best suited to Mediterranean climates in Zones 9-11.
- Scarlet hues accent broad green leaf blades; turning to deep maroon to purple in winter
- Typical flax lily flower spikes, only a striking dark purple color instead of green
Life Cycle: Evergreen
Hardiness Zones: 8 to 11; good frost tolerance in Zone 8b-9 and warmer.
H x W (approx): Approx 2ft tall and 2.5ft wide.
Spacing: 3ft on center for mass plantings
Bloom Time: Spring or early summer
Flower: Branched panicles sit just above the foliage; sparse and not usually a marketable feature of the plant but very interesting when seen: dark blue flowers contrast black flower spikes
Foliage Color: Broad, sword-like leaves are green to auburn in summer and a deep maroon or purple in cool/cold weather
Habit: Tufting grass-like perennial with arched foliage
Containers?: Absolutely! Use in low-water mixed containers to add height, texture and
of course color!
Light Requirement: Full sun to partial shade
Water Requirement: Very drought tolerant once established
Maintenance Category: Low Maintenance; drought tolerant
Uses: Water-wise containers, accent plant, mass plantings, borders