Fruit - raw or cooked
The fruit is up to 1.5cm in diameter
The white leaf base might be edible
A very strong silky fibre is obtained from the leaves. The leaves are also used in making baskets
There are no medicinal uses listed for Dianella revoluta.
Seed - pre-soak for 24 hours in luke-warm water and then sow in spring in gentle heat in a greenhouse. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 3 months at 25°c
. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first two years. When large enough, plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer.
Division as the plants come into growth in the spring
. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.
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Succeeds in ordinary garden soil in sun or dappled shade
. Requires a well-drained neutral to acid soil
. Requires a sunny sheltered position when grown outdoors in Britain
Although not very cold-tolerant, this species can possibly survive in sheltered stable environments in dappled shade, such as a woodland, if temperatures do not drop far below zero for long periods
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Associations & Interactions
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Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Dianella revoluta.
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