A potential excellent addition to southern counties, west coast and urban gardens. Good heat tolerance, enjoying sunny locations. At first glance they look like small phormiums, with various forms having coloured evergreen foliage. Sprays of white, green to blue flowers, often with contrasting yellow stamens, during summer are attractive. Some will produce amazing metallic-purple berries after. We are trialling a dark-leaved form, D. tasmanica [Blaze] ('Npw2') in our scree garden. So far, so good!