LUCIA ™ - The best ground cover Dianella with deep green foliage and mulberry coloured flowers, Australian online nursery - The Plant Hub

LUCIA ™ - The best ground cover Dianella with deep green foliage and mulberry coloured flowers

Lucia is one of the best performing Dianella cultivars currently on the market. Lucia is a cane-less variety of Dianella with deep green foliage and mulberry coloured star-shaped flowers from late winter to spring. It is a great groundcover plant because it forms a dense carpet of foliage.

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Dianella caerulea 'DC101'

There are many Dianella varieties on the market nowadays; only a very few are great performers. Lucia is one of the two that have lasted the test of time, the other being ‘Little Jess’. Lucia is an excellent in-fill plant for mass planting in gardens as it fills out to form large clumps. The masses of flowers held above the foliage late winter and early spring put on a great show. Lucia is a reasonably low maintenance plant that benefits from a total cut back of the foliage every 2 to 3 years. New growth emerges from the underground rhizomes.

Height & Width

40cm high X 60cm plus wide.


Lucia grow well and flowers best in full sun. It will also grow in light shade. Lucia is frost hardy but is best in a frost free aspect.

Soil Type

Wide range from loam to clay loams


Trim back foliage to 10cm above ground level every couple of years to renew the foliage.

Flowers and Fruit

Flowers early spring to early summer with mulberry coloured flowers, followed by purple berries

Planting Rates

3 to 5 plants per square metre

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