COMMERCIAL NURSERY – STRAPPY LEAF PLANT 

dianella caerulea ‘DC101’ – Lucia™  

Lucia is the best performing Dianella cultivars currently on the market. It has vigorous though non-invasive spreading rhizomes, which give it the ability to fill in gaps and repair itself from damage. Lucia is a great in-fill plant for under trees and shrubs as it forms a dense ground cover with a mat of foliage that carpets the ground.

Uses: Commercial and domestic applications. Makes a great border plant along the edge of paths and driveways and can be used in road medians.

 

Dimensions: Height: 300-400mm |  Width: 500mm -600mm

Flowering: Spring & Summer, with unique mulberry coloured flower buds, most Dianella have blue flowers, opening to a star shaped flower with a bluish-purple tinge. Flowers are held high above the foliage and are followed by purple berries.

 

Aspect: Full sun and up to 60% shade. In coastal aspects it is best in a protected area. It grows well in inland climates and will handle cold to –7ºC and light frost, with some frost burning to the foliage that will re-fresh in spring.
Soil type: Sandy loam, clay loam, free draining clay soils. Doesn’t like water logged soils. 

Planting rates: Mass planting: Tubes 5 to 7/m2. Pots 3 to 5/m2 |  Specimen planting: Tubes 3/m2, Pots 1 to 3/m2 Maintenance: Maintenance Level 2: Trim back foliage in spring to 100mm above the ground every 2 to 3 years. Fertilise with controlled release fertiliser after trimming.

 

Available sizes: tubes & 140mm pots
Availability: contact Bluedale Wholesale  Nursery for current availability list or to discuss our pre-grow commercial plant service.