Dianella caerulea 'Little Jess' is a compact form of Dianella with short spreading rhizomes which enables it to fill in gaps to provide a total ground cover – this makes it a suitable plant for both commercial and domestic applications. Little Jess makes a great border plant along the edge of paths and driveways. It has been used in road medians with good success. It is one of the 2 best Dianella cultivars on the market, the other being Dianella 'Lucia'.
H: 300mm to 500mm W: 400mm to 500mm
Spring & Summer with purple star-shaped flowers held above the foliage followed by purple berries.
Full sun and up to 90% shade. Suited to exposed seaside planting and coastal humidity. Inland it will handle cold to -3º and light frost. Heavy frost may burn the foliage which will recover again in spring from under ground rhizomes.
It will grow in sandy loam, clay loam and light clay soils
Every 3-5 years trim foliage to 100mm above the ground and fertilise to encourage new growth.
Viro-tubes & 140mm Pots
Continuous border: 5 plants per Lm Mass Planting: Viro-tubes 5-7 plants/m2; Pots 3-5/m2 Specimen Planting: 3 plants per Lm or 3-4 plants per m2