Dianella revoluta Baby Bliss ['DTN03'] PP18,883 (Baby Bliss Flax Lily) - A tight clumping rhizomatous evergreen perennial with uniform fans of 1 inch wide blue-green foliage to 12 to 18 inches tall. In spring and late summer appear the pale violet flowers on slender stems above the foliage that are followed by small green berries.
Plant in full sun to light shade in most any well-draining soil and irrigate regularly to only occasionally once established. Trials have indicated that this plant tolerates high inland temperatures and winter temperatures to 20F. Can be planted near the beach as it also tolerates salt spray. This versatile and easy-to-care-for selection is great for a mass planting in the foreground of a border planting or as a small accent plant in the ground or a pot.
Dianella revoluta is widely distributed throughout the south of all of the Australia states except Northern Territories and grows in extremely variable conditions but mostly Eucalyptus forests. It is commonly known as blueberry lily, blue flax-lily, black anther flax-lily or spreading flax-lily. The genus is named after Diana, the Roman goddess, of hunting and Queen of the woods and the specific epithet is from the Latin word 'revolute' in reference to the in-rolled margins of the leaves.
The Baby Bliss selection comes from Australian plant breeder Todd Layt who selected it as a seedling selection of Dianella revoluta 'DR4000' in 1996 at Clarendon, New South Wales, Australia. Baby Bliss differed from its parent plant by having denser and shorter more glaucous foliage. The plant received US Plant Patent PP18,883 in June 2006and was introduced in the United States by VersaScapes of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina and is now marketed by Dig Plants, Inc.
Information about Dianella revoluta Baby Bliss ['DTN03'] PP18,883 displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.