Lucia™ Dianella caerulea ‘DC101’
- Low growing, excellent spreading Dianella
- Best spreading Dianella for roadsides/median strips, very good recovery
- Low cost ground cover option at 4 – 6 plants per square metre.
Description: Lucia™ Dianella has deep green foliage with mulberry flower buds in spring. These open to purple flowers that sit high above foliage, followed by purple berries in summer. Grows well in coastal and inland climates, may discolour in winter in very cold climates, but handles frosts down to -7°c with minor leaf burn. Multiple rhizome shoots means excellent coverage and quick damage recovery.
Lucia™ Dianella is a good erosion control option as it strengthens the soil 433.75%. See research for more information.
Size: 30 – 40cm high x 50 cm wide.
Uses: Mass planting for roadsides, median strips and borders.
Position: Full sun to part shade. Tolerates drought & frost. Lucia™ Dianella suits sandy loam to clay soils. Avoid very poor soils.
Care: Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established. Plant in a well mulched garden (chunky mulch is recommended, but will handle any well composted mulch). Ensure crown or base of plant is not below soil or mulch level. If required use slow release fertiliser in spring. If required cut back to half the height every 4-8 years (will look better with pruning every 4 years, this depends on your requirements).
Where it works: QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, SA & WA.
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Heights shown on the website are for general gardening conditions. In well maintained gardens, some plants will get taller.
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