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Products > Dianella revoluta Baby Bliss ['DTN03'] PP18,883
Dianella revoluta Baby Bliss ['DTN03'] PP18,883 - Baby Bliss Flax Lily
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass-like
Family: Phormiaceae (~Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Blue Violet
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
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. 

This information about Dianella revoluta Baby Bliss ['DTN03'] PP18,883 displayed on this web page is based on research we have conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations we have made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens visited, as well how our crops have performed in containers in the nursery field. Where appropriate, we will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing this plant.