Foliage First Plants
BLUE TWIST™ Dianella is a clumping plant with contrasting purple and green foliage
Dianella revoluta 'DP303' PVR
Blue Twist is absolutely stunning. It boasts contrasting purple and green foliage that will complement other landscape gardening plants in the Foliage First range.
Blue Twist will be an attractive feature for all gardens adding thrilling colours to any landscape or garden. Prefers free draining soils, or raised areas if the soil is heavier. Suitable for most parts of New Zealand, exept for Alpine type areas.
Blue Twist has stunning contrasting colours amongst its foliage, which sporadically twists and turns providing a unique look for gardeners and landscapers. One of the most attractive features of Blue Twist is that not only does it look amazing it is relatively easy to maintain; a relief for many gardeners.
Description: An elegant clumping, ornamental Flax with distinctive blue and purple foliage. Grows to an average size of 50cm tall by 50cm wide, with graceful flower stems reaching over 1m in height.
Blue Twist's foliage has over tones of red mixed with blue green and purple strewn throughout its foliage.
These photos show how unique Blue Twist's foliage is. Blue Twist will often last 2 to 3 years before prunning is required.
Uses: Can be used for small scale mass planting, foliage or accent grassy gardens, adding a unique colour perspective to any garden.
Position: Tolerates a wide variety of climatic conditions except very cold regions of NZ. Full sun to part shade. Very hardy, drought and frost tolerant.
Care: When planting ensure that the base of the plant is not covered with mulch or soil. Plant in a well mulched garden. Fertilise with a slow release fertiliser after two months, and then only if required. Remove older leaves as required to keep the plant looking good. For a better foliage specimen, remove flowering stem before flowering. Once established do not water too much.