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Gymea Lilies - Doryanthes excelsa. Everything about the Gymea lily (Doryanthes excelsa) is larger than life. The bold foliage can reach over four metres in height and some majestic flower stems can reach over ten metres tall.
A compact variety of acacia cognata that makes a stunning foliage plant all year round with its graceful weeping foliage
Pale yellow globular flowerheads appear singly or in pairs in the leaf axils in spring.
This species is prone to root rot in humid climates. It is best grown in Australia's cooler climates.
Once established this plant requires very little maintenance but responds well to tip pruning. The plant will tolerate dry periods but will benefit from from some watering. For plants in tubs use a low phosphorous potting mix and apply a slow release native fertilizer once a year.
Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: spring
Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 metres
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: birds &insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: not suitable.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.