Flax lily

Dianella revoluta 'Little Rev' ('Dr5000') (PBR)

Flax lily - Dianella revoluta 'Little Rev'  ('Dr5000') (PBR)

Common Name: Flax lily
Genus: Dianella
Species: revoluta
Cultivar: 'Little Rev' ('Dr5000') (PBR)

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for growing in containers, A good architectural plant, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 0.40 m (40 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Blue
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Acidic
Ericaceous: Requires a neutral or acid soil (or ericaceous compost), with a pH of 7 or below
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

An exotic looking evergreen perennial that forms erect clumps of grass-like foliage. In early summer urpight stems carry open clusters of star-shaped (usually blue) flowers which are followed by fleshy berries. An architectural gem that is perfect for adding vertical interest to the front of a sheltered border or for making a smart statement in a patio pot.

  • Garden care: Avoid excessive winter wet and protect it from hard frosts. In all but very sheltered gardens this is best grown in a pot so it can be moved to an unheated greenhouse during winter.