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Foliage First Plants

The United Kingdom has become a warmer and drier region with hotter summers, yet this is coupled with wet, cold winters. These strappy leaf plants are now the choice plant for these conditions.

Baby Bliss™

Dianella revoluta 'DTN03' CPVR

Baby Bliss is a beautiful blue flax lily with an average height of 25 to 30cm. It is a small evergreen plant ideal for garden borders, and planted close together forms an excellent low growing ground cover.

It is suited to a wide selection of soil types.


Baby Bliss is a flowering Dianella revoluta, well suited for both home and commercial landscape gardening environments and suitable for most parts of the UK.  In the colder regions it may need sheltering, but for climates similar to London or warmer, it is hardy in the open.

Description
A compact clumping, ornamental plant with striking blue foliage. Grows to an average size of 25cm tall by 25cm wide.

Uses
Excellent contrasting border plant. A refreshing alternative to mondo grass. Can be used for mass planting, foliage, accent or grassy gardens. As this is a small plant, and as such will not naturally outcompete weeds, it is better suited to garden planting rather then large scale commercial planting.

Position
Tolerates a wide variety of climatic conditions. Full sun or part shade. Very hardy in from London south, and worth a try in more Northerly areas. Excellent drought and good frost tolerance.

Care
When planting ensure the base of the plant is not covered with mulch or soil. Plant in well mulched gardens. Fertilise once per year with a slow release fertiliser. Remove old leaves as required, to keep the plant looking good, generally yearly.