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Silver Streak Flax Lily

Dianella tasmanica 'Silver Streak'

SKU
06606
Handsome, strap-like, green and white-striped leaves that will brighten up garden beds and borders. The neat, clumping habit is ideal for massing as a groundcover. Delicate sprays of pale blue-violet flowers appear above the foliage in mid-spring; bright blue berries follow in summer. Evergreen in mild winter climates.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationdy-an-NEL-uh tas-MAN-ee-kuh
LoreIn New Zealand, the berries of Dianella are considered bush food by indigenous cultures.
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasPlant this perennial in naturalistic drifts for a unique illusion of dappled sunlight in gardens beneath shade trees. Ideal used as an edging or planted 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsFringe Flower (Loropetalum); Esperanza (Tecoma); Lilyturf (Liriope); Bush Daisy (Euryops); Agapanthus (Agapanthus)

Thrives in organically rich, well-drained soils; tolerates clay. Best with some shade in hot summer regions. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Remove spent flower stalks and old foliage as new leaves emerge. Divide if needed in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-11

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