Gold Stripe Flax Lily
Gold Stripe Flax Lily
Dianella tasmanica 'Yellow Stripe'Item #1635 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 10
Guaranteed to light up shady spots in the garden. Stiff upright, arching leaves have alternating stripes of lemon yellow, lime green and dark green. Sprays of purple-blue flowers on wiry two foot stems are followed by stunning turquoise blue berries in summer.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:2 ft. tall and wide.Key Feature:Dramatic Foliage ColorBlooms:SpringLandscape Uses:
- DetailPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:2 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Dramatic Foliage ColorFoliage color:MulticoloredBlooms:SpringFlower color:BlueFlower attributesShowy FlowersGarden styleContemporaryDesign IdeasPlant this perennial in naturalistic drifts for a unique illusion of dappled sunlight in gardens beneath shade trees where soils are acidic. Ideal in quantities used as edging or plant in masses for a bold, highly visible effect. Perfect for Asian inspired urban gardens where space is limited. Well suited for container compositions that blend foliage color under shade structures, inside walled courtyards, atriums, or sideyards between tall buildings. Great choice for problem northern exposures.
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer before spring growth.Light Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.
- History & LoreHistory:This perennial is native to Tasmania and shares the same range as the indigenous Maori people. It's habitat is the shaded floor of tropical forests where decomposing leaves create acidic soil conditions. This species was introduced by the famed plant collector and former Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker.Lore:In New Zealand, the berries of Dianella are considered bush food by indigenous cultures.