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Gymea spear - Doryanthes palmeri

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Want to create a bold tropical feature in almost any climate? Gymea lily is a grandiose flowering native with upright growing leaves to 4 metres. Plants produce impressive cardinal red flowers that attract nectar feeding birds and make excellent cut flowers if you have a vase big enough! Usually available February-May.

Flower image: By Jean-Pol GRANDMONT (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Foliage image: By Chhe (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Gymea lily
Doryanthes palmeri

DESCRIPTION: Large native plant with long upright leaves and tall red flower spikes rich in nectar. Found in the wild in poor and rocky soils.
LOCATION: Plant in a full sun to partly shaded position in the garden. For best flowering a sunny location is recommended and well-draining soil. Perfect as a feature in Balinese style and tropical garden settings.
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. Drought tolerant too. Plants have a deep root system that helps protect them from frost and bush-fire. Known to thrive in Blue Mountains, Melbourne and even Canberra.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: Up to 8 m H x 4.5 m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The average size of your plants will be 15 -25 cm including the pot height of 12cm high and 5cm wide.

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