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Dianella tasmanica 'Silver Streak' - Silver Streak Flax Lily

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass-like
Family: Phormiaceae (~Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Flower Color: Blue
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: Running
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Dianella tasmanica 'Silver Streak' (Silver Streak Flax Lily) - A 1 to 2 feet tall variegated form of the Tasman Flax Lily that is grown for its bold white-striped gray-green leaves. The small flowers, which appear in mid spring, have pale violet sepals with white striped green petals and are followed by attractive dark blue berries. Best in light shade but will take full coastal sun and can take exposed windy locations in clay or sandy soils that are fairly well drained. Give regular to occasional water - often listed as drought tolerant but cannot withstand prolonged dry southern California summers without some irrigation. It is hardy to about 20-25 degrees F. This plant is sometimes listed as having hybrid origins or being a selection of D. tasmanica, D. caerulea and even D. ensifolia but it looks to us to be very similar to the white striped variety usually called 'Variegata'. In the limited time we have been growing these two plants side by side Silver Streak seems to be very similar to variegata. A great plant for a container or for brightening up an area. This plant marketed in the US by Ball Horticulture who supplied us with the images of this plant on our website.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Dianella tasmanica 'Silver Streak'.