Full sun-part shade; regular water. Evergreen perennial native to Australia. Compact clumping; with short rhizomes, to 18-24in. tall and wide. Uniform upright, 1/4 to 1/2in. wide foliage that is blue-green with a red-tinged base. In spring into summer appear the nearly 2ft tall inflorescences that rise above the tips of the foliage bearing blue flowers. A great plant as a dine-textured architectural accent or mass planting in low irrigated locations. Tolerates a wide range of soils and salt spray, and is drought, humidity and heat tolerant when established.