Native to Australia and Tasmania, the flax lily is an herbaceous perennial. The evergreen leaves can be green or variegated. It blooms in the spring, producing blue flowers and fruit. It grows upright at a moderate rate. Progeny are created from both seeds and rhizomes. The Tasmanian Flax Lily grows best with some shade. This plant makes a beautiful border, mixed planting, groundcover, or specimen plant.
It tolerates some salt spray and can handle periods of drought, although it will do better when watered during dry periods. However, watering in full sun will damage the leaves, turning them brown, especially the variegated varieties.
- Container plant
- Toxic to animals