Dianella Kentlyn

Category: Dianella
Dianella revoluta
PBR Name: Dikent
 
A great variety of Dianella revoluta that's proving itself in the landscape. Kentlyn has slim, upright foliage and easily handles temperature extremes in less than optimum soils. Kentlyn bears generous amounts of small, purple/blue flowers atop wiry stems which sit just above the foliage in the hotter months. The same stems will produce small, blue berries which attract wildlife and create an interesting display. Kentlyn has proved itself over the years as a variety well deserving of the description - an 'all-purpose Dianella'. Great for areas that require erosion control.
Height to 70cm
Width to 60cm
Planting
Able to handle many soil types, but, like most native plants, will do best in free-draining soil. Position them in a full sun location, however they will perform quite well in part shade.
Watering
A drought tolerant plant that rarely needs supplementary watering above that of natural rainfall. The reason is that they have narrow, water-saving leaves and derive their water and nutrients from underground rhizomes.
Fertiliser
Dianella aren’t fussy feeders; just give them a small amount of a general purpose or native plant controlled release fertiliser once a year.
Pruning
It’s best to remove spent flower stems by cutting them off at the base of the stem. You can cut the entire plant back to ground level if the leaves look unsightly and then see fresh growth emerge from the underground rhizomes. Autumn is a good time to do this.
Pests and Diseases
Dianella has no major pest or disease issues. A classic, easy-care plant!
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Tolerances Salt Tolerant (Coastal), Drought Tolerant, Light Frost Tolerant
Position Full Sun, Full Sun/Part Shade
Use Garden, Landscape, Native, Pots & Tubs, Retaining Walls
PBR Information Unauthorised commercial propagation or any sale, conditioning, export, import or stocking of propagating material of this variety is an infingement under the Plant Breeders Rights Act, 1994.

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