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Products > Dianella tasmanica Destiny ['TAS100'] PP19,338
Dianella tasmanica Destiny ['TAS100'] PP19,338 - Destiny White Striped Tasman Flax Lily

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass-like
Family: Phormiaceae (~Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
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 Destiny ['TAS100'] PP19,338 (Destiny Flax Lily) - A 14 inch tall variegated form of the Tasman Flax Lily that is grown for its compact form and bold white-striped gray-green leaves. Inflorescence and flower development has not yet been observed on this selection but the species has small flowers that appear in mid spring that 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 - the species is often listed as drought tolerant but cannot withstand prolonged dry southern California summers without some irrigation when grown in a sunny location but is more water thrifty in shade. This selection is noted as among the more frost hardier ones and is listed as being able to handle 20 degrees F without damage. Remove dead leaves as required or cut back every year or two. Should prove a nice plant for mass plantings, an accent in the garden or as a potted plant. This plant was discovered as a mutation from a unnamed bred Dianella tasmanica cultivar by Todd Layt of Ozbreed in 2005 and received U.S. Plant Patent 19,338 in 2008. It is marketed in the U.S. by Dig Plant Company. Photos courtesy of Ozbreed.  The information provided on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery's library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations in our nursery of crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Dianella tasmanica Destiny ['TAS100'] PP19,338.