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Dianella caerulea 'Little Jess' (Native Flax)

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Combating too much rain - 8 top tips
. Tips for the gardener on how to cope with lots of rain.

Stone Gabion fencing and retaining walls. Gabion is a wire basket or wire form, filled with stones and shaped into a fence or retaining wall type structure. Read this article to learn more.

External privacy screens. External privacy screens began to appear in Australian residential and commercial building during the 1950's and 1960's, as a direct result of high density living and higher incomes. For more information and some examples read this article.

Selecting plants for your garden. This article describes how you can best select plants for your garden.

Plant description

Dianella caerulea Little Jess

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Dianella caerulea 'Little Jess' is a strappy leaved clumping perennial with green foliage. It is an easy care, tough, drought tolerant plant for borders, pots or as an accent plant. It has sprays of starry purple-blue flowers in spring and summer, followed by attractive purple berries.' Little Jess' is a compact Dianella which is a great landscape performer, forming a dense and attractive clump which needs almost no maintenance once established. Tolerates humidity, drought and frost. Grows from underground rhizomes, so if it needs cutting back, it will reshoot.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: blue
Flowering season: spring

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.4 metres
Minimum height: 0.4 metres

Maximum width: 0.4 metres
Minimum width: 0.4 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: birds, insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-7.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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