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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.
Flower colour: blue
Flowering season: spring
Maximum height: 0.5 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 metres
Maximum width: 0.4 metres
Minimum width: 0.4 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.