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Gymea lily - Doryanthes excelsa

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Unmistakable East-coast native, dramatic in leaf making a large fountain of sword-shaped leaves; and breathtaking in flower when it soars to the height of a house. It's a big impressive plant. You'll need a very large vase.

Seasonally available usually from September until we sell out, occasionally we have small amounts in autumn.

Doryanthes palmeri - Gymea lily

APPEARANCE: Large native clumping plant with upright long sword-shaped leaves and giant 2-4m red flower spikes on mature plants in spring. The flowers start as a teardrop-shaped bud and open into a cluster of starry flowers, rich in nectar, each with green pollen. Excelsa means 'high' and Gymeas are certainly that.
LOCATION: Plant in a full sun to partly shaded position in the garden, in deep soil. For best flowering a well irrigated location is recommended. Perfect as a feature in tropical garden settings; or below a deck where you can see the flowers.
CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Remove spent flowers and old foliage as required. Once established separate suckers as needed and plant elsewhere in the garden. Tolerates frost although the flowers may soften. Plants have a deep root system that helps protect them from frost and bush-fire. Known to thrive in Sunshine Coast, Blue Mountains, Melbourne and even Canberra.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 1.5m H x 1.5 m W not in flower; to 4m when flowering.
YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants with a healthy young root system and will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.

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