Diversity Plant Propagation :: Grass Like :: Dianella Caerulea 'DCMP01' Little Jess 100mm pot

Dianella Caerulea 'DCMP01' Little Jess 100mm pot

Dianella Caerulea 'DCMP01' Little Jess 100mm pot

Dianella Caerulea 'DCMP01' Little Jess 100mm pot
Plant Height: 40cm
Plant Spread: 60cm
Plant Rate: 60cm centres for weed control
Size: Viro-Tube
Common Name: Dianella Little Jess
Geographic Region: Selectively bred australian native. A form of Dianella caerulea.

DWARF & COMPACT; Only grows to about half the height of many forms of Dianella caerulea, approx 40cm high, this makes it a great roadside plant or front layering plant for your garden. TOUGH; Dianella caerulea is known as one of the most drought tolerant, adaptable native plants. It has been tested in the frosts of Canberra, and in the humidity of Cairns, with brilliant performance. LOW MAINTENANCE; An estimated trimming of once every 8 years, makes this about the lowest maintenance plants there is. As Little Jess has very short, compact canes, it will not fall over like common Dianella caerulea which generally has long canes.

Description: Compact, clumping ornamental plant similar in habit to a dwarf, non-invasive bamboo. Glossy green foliage to approximately 40cm, with elevated bluish-purple flowers in Spring, followed by attractive purple berries.

Care: Plant in well mulched garden. Fertilise with slow release once a year in Spring. Trim if required every 8 years to remove older leaves. Some plants are now 8 years old, look good and have never been trimmed.

Position : Tolerates a wide range of soils and climatic requirements. Suited to full sun, as well as shady positions. Very hardy, exhibiting excellent drought and frost tolerance. Little Jess is even more drought tolerant than Breeze and other Dianella caeruleas.

Uses: Mass planting, Japanese style gardens, accent plant, foliage or grassy gardens. Low water requirement gardens, roadsides etc.

Environment: A selection of a naturally wide spread Australian natives, with low water requirements.

Low Maintenance
An estimated trimming once every 8 years, makes this one of the lowest maintenance plants there is. 'Little Jess' has very short compact canes which will not fall over like the common Dianella caerulea which generally has long canes. Little Jess has the lowest maintenance of any Dianella caerulea. In rich soils, well watered gardens and fertilised gardens. Little Jess may grow faster, and may need trimming more often, e.g: every 5 years.
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Our price: AUD 6.95
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