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Products > Dianella prunina Utopia ['DP303'] PPAF
 
Dianella prunina Utopia ['DP303'] PPAF - Utopia Flax Lily

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass-like
Family: Phormiaceae (~Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Origin: Australasia
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Blue Violet
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Dianella prunina Utopia ['DP303'] PPAF - A medium-sized rhizomatous flax lily that grows to 18 inches tall with very attractive contrasting reddish-purple and blue-green foliage (sometimes described as gun metal blue) that twists to expose both sides of the leaf and the reddish edge from any angle. The inflorescence is taller for this species than other Dianella with blue-violet yellow-anthered flowers rising to nearly 2 feet above the foliage. Plant in full sun to light shade. Tolerates regular garden irrigation to dry conditions and can go extended periods without irrigation but does not do well in overly wet heavy soils. Reported hardy in England to 11 F. Plant slightly elevated to prevent crown becoming buried. Dianella prunina has a native range throughout the sandstone areas of the Sydney Basin. It's typical form is very large but the selection Utopia is more compact and bushy though trials on the east coast of the US note that the leaves have become a little long and floppy in their humid climate. The plant was introduced in the United States by VersaScapes of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina and is under review for a US Plant Patent. It is being marketed in the US by Ozbreed.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing  Dianella prunina Utopia 'DP303'.
 
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