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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.
The soft, silvery foliage is irresistible to touch and feel and in this cultivar, it has a very distinct and beautiful coppery-coloured tinge on the ends of the branches. It forms a beautiful upright shrub that makes an excellent feature or pot plant for gardens in areas of lower humidity in southern Australia. It is also very good in coastal areas but needs very well-drained soil to avoid root rot. Very little, if any, pruning maintenance is required to keep it looking good.
Flower colour: Red
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter
Maximum height: 5 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres
Maximum width: 4 metres
Minimum width: 2 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate.
Loam: dry, well-drained.
Clay: dry, well-drained.
Sand: dry, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: autumn, spring.
Types of fertiliser: Low Phosphorus.