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.
H: 300-400mm W: 500-600mm
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.
Grows in full sun to 60% shade. Performs best in protected coastal aspects. 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 Types: Sandy loam, clay loam, free draining clay soils. Doesn’t like water logged soils.
Maintenance Level 2: Trim back foliage in spring to 100mm above the ground every 2 to 3 years. Fertilize with controlled release fertilizer after trimming.
Available Sizes: Viro-tubes & 140mm Pots
Mass planting; Viro-tubes 5 to 7/m2, Pots 3 to 5/m2 Specimen planting; Viro-tubes 3/m2, Pots 1 to 3/m2