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Doryanthes excelsa (Gymea Lily)

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Plant description

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The Gymea lily is a favourite with gardeners due to its unique flowerheads and tough upright, clumping growth habit. It makes a great feature or pot plant. It is very easy to maintain by simply cutting off the old flower heads and removing any dead or dying foliage in autumn. For more information read Angus Stewart's article on growing Gymea Lilies.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: Red
Flowering season: spring

Plant size

Maximum height: 1.5 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 3 metres
Minimum width: 1.5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: nectar feeding birds.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: spring or autumn.

Types of fertiliser: general purpose.

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