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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 about Dianella tasmanica Destiny ['TAS100'] PP19,338 displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources we consider reliable. We will also relate those observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others and welcome hearing from anyone who has additional information, particularly when they share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.