Dianella Revoluta Little Rev Dianella Revoluta Little Rev is an evergreen strappy grass with great architectural form. It suits low maintenance contemporary gardens.
Dianella Revoluta is native to Australia and the cultivar Little Rev was bred in 1966. It suits the UK climate especially hot, dry borders. Little Rev is more commonly known as Blue Flax Lily Little Rev. This striking ornamental grass grows in a clump, spreading out slowly from the edges through short rhizomes to form a compact mound. The foliage is blue-green, long and strappy with the less visible upper surface more yellow in colour. Foliage measures around one centimetre in width, grows stiffly and falls outwards at its edges. In spring, pretty blue flowers emerge from the foliage which are a magnet for bees. They eventually mature into attractive purple berries during summer. In winter some foliage may die down but the mound remains evergreen. Little Rev is a great choice for drought-prone borders and coastal gardens.
Height And Spread of Dianella Revoluta Little Rev Blue Flax Lily Little Rev will reach a maximum height and spread of 50 cm. It grows in a clump and spreads slowly.
How Hardy Is Dianella Revoluta Little Rev Blue Flax Lily Little Rev is a tough plant. It can withstand frost if it’s well-drained and once established is drought tolerant. It copes well with coastal sprays, pollution and is generally pest-free.
How To Use Dianella Revoluta Little Rev This is a trouble-free low maintenance evergreen grass that suits most well-drained conditions. It does well in a sunny location and suits coastal gardens. Use Blue Flax Lily Little Rev as an architectural plant en-masse in an empty border or plant a series in empty spots around the garden. You can grow Blue Flax Lily in a container if it is well watered and fed.
How To Care For Dianella Revoluta Little Rev Blue Flax Lily Little Rev is low maintenance once established. It enjoys a sunny spot in any type of well-drained soil and is drought tolerant. You can leave this architectural grass to its own devices or you can maintain the shape by removing old spent leaves and trimming the leaves back to a few cms every 2 -3 years in early spring to rejuvenate the plant. A thick layer of mulch around the roots helps seal in moisture and provides plenty of nutrients for the growing season.