Variegated Flax Lily 'Variegata'



The Variegated flax lily has become the most popular choice of Tasmania flax lilies. It is a robust plant with a clumping habit in size to 2 ft. tall and stiff pale green sword-like leaves with bold white striping. Delicate inflorescences of tiny white and yellow flowers occur in spring and are often unnoticed.

The Variegated flax lily draws from its parentage in South Australia and Tasmania; it grows best in understory conditions of light shade, organic soils and with regular moisture. Its bold shape and striking variegated leaves make is suitable for use in containers, parkways, mass plantings and for year around foliage color.

  • Partial Sun to Full sun
  • Mature Height : 2 Feet
  • Mature Spread : 2 Feet  
  • Zone : 7 - 9


  • Easy-care, all-season color. Flax Lily’s sword-like leaves edged with white add great texture and sparkling contrast when planted near dark-leaved shrubs, broad-leaved plants, or bright flowers. Loose sprays of starry-purple flowers are followed by attractive black berries.
  • Good for borders, a spectacular massed display or potted up in containers. Looks great in woodland settings. Makes a striking accent plant. Very nice for planting around swimming pools.
  • Best in acidic, humus-rich soil. Tolerates drought, but looks best with regular watering. Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly. Will tolerate more sun in cooler climates.
  • Divide or thin as necessary. Remove dead leaves to the base as they occur. Annually, between fall and spring, remove any older and more worn looking leaves at the base of the plant.

Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring.

We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture.



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