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Dianella 'Silver Streak' (Native Flax)

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Plant description

Dianella 'Silver Streak' combines a hardy nature with eye catching green and white striped foliage. It is compact and strappy leaved. A clumping perennial that is tough, drought tolerant and low maintenance. Great for borders, massed planting, pots or as an accent plant. Has attractive sprays of blue flowers in spring, which are sterile. Grows to half a metre high and wide. Likes full sun to part shade. Good for coastal areas.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: blue
Flowering season: spring

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.5 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 metres

Maximum width: 0.4 metres
Minimum width: 0.4 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: birds.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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