Native grasses and friends. An exciting thing is happening in the world of Australian plants. Wild species that have tantalised gardeners in the past are now being improved to create a diverse palette of new varieties that offer all kinds of advantages. In particular, the necessity for water-wise, low maintenance gardens has inspired interest in plants that can be used as ground covers that will not only suppress weeds and erosion but also look fantastic.
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.
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A small shrub that becomes covered in pale pink, starry bell flowers. This is a tough, no nonsense shrub that performs brilliantly, and is particularly good for coastal areas. Feature plant for a shrubbery, and also good for containers. Likes a semi shade spot, prune lightly after flowering if desired. Attracts birds.
Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: spring autumn winter
Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres
Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 1.5 metres
Will tolerate partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds, insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good native fertiliser.