Tasred will often get a red base in cold climates or may be green and develops reddish tinges at times. It has a dense, tidy appearance with beautiful wide leaves and large purple berries in spring and summer and is a great alternative to Phormium. Great erosion control capabilities strenthenging the soil. A hardy, evergreen perennial that is drought and frost tolerant. They are clump-forming and grow to between 45cm and 50cm in height.