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Dianella revoluta 'Baby Bliss' is a very compact strappy leaved clumping perennial with attractive blue-grey foliage. It has masses of blue and yellow flowers in spring, and attractive purple berries in summer. Grows to around 25 cms high and wide. It is a tough, drought tolerant low maintenance plant for borders, pots or as an accent plant. Grows well in sunny to part shaded positions, and in a wide range of soil types.
Flower colour: blue
Flowering season: spring
Maximum height: 0.3 metres
Minimum height: 0.25 metres
Maximum width: 0.3 metres
Minimum width: 0.25 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.