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Dianella, commonly known as flax lilies, is a genus of about 40 species of flowering plants in the family Hemerocallidaceae. They are native to Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia. Dianella are attractive, easy-to-grow plants that are well-suited for a variety of garden uses.
*not all varieties are edible.
The fruits of some species of Dianella are edible. They are small, blue or purple berries with a tart flavor. The berries can be eaten fresh or used to make jams, jellies, and pies. The leaves of Dianella can also be eaten, but they are tough and fibrous. They can be boiled and used as a vegetable or added to soups and stews.
Growing and Care Instructions
Dianella are relatively easy to grow and care for. They prefer full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. They are drought-tolerant and can withstand some neglect. Dianella should be watered deeply and infrequently, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. They should be fertilized in the spring with a balanced fertilizer.
Dianella species vary in height. Some species, such as Dianella revoluta, are only about 30 cm tall, while other species, such as Dianella tasmanica, can grow to over 1 m tall.
Dianella are versatile plants that can be used for a variety of purposes. They are popular garden plants, and they are also used for cut flowers and dried arrangements. Dianella are also used as erosion control and for revegetation. Additionally, the berries of some species of Dianella are edible.
- Fiber: The leaves of Dianella can be used to make fiber for rope, baskets, and other items.
- Dyes: The leaves and fruits of some species of Dianella can be used to make dyes.