Dianella ‘Silver Streak’ – Native Flax

A hybrid Dianella with attractive variegated green and white foliage, Silver Streak will add lightness to the garden. Tough, drought tolerant low maintenance plant for borders, pots or as an accent plant. It has sprays of pale blue flowers in spring to summer, but is sterile so won’t set seed. Frost tender, so best in warmer climates.

Family:Xanthorrhoeaceae
Scientific Name:Dianella hybrid
Cultivar:Silver Streak
Common Name:Native Flax
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like
Height:0.4 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.4 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:Blue
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Not frost tolerant
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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