• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Erect foliage clumps reach 1½ to 2 ft. tall, slowly spreading as wide.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care Plant
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:di-NEL-la see-ROO-lee-uh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Erect foliage clumps reach 1½ to 2 ft. tall, slowly spreading as wide.
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Blue
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design IdeasThe blue foliage is accentuated by a heavy wax layer on the leaf's surface making it attractive, hardy and drought tolerant! Very floriferous, with small violet flower clusters borne on stems sitting just above the foliage in spring.
    Companion PlantsLoropetalum (Loropetalum); Mexican Heather (Cuphea); Phormium (Phormium); Lilyturf (Liriope); Montbretia (Crocosmia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average, well-drained soils; tolerates clay, provided a slope or berm for good drainage. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. For a neat appearance, prune old foliage and flower stalks. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.