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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.
Flower colour: Red
Flowering season: spring
Maximum height: 1.5 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres
Maximum width: 3 metres
Minimum width: 1.5 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: nectar feeding birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Planting season: spring or autumn.
Types of fertiliser: general purpose.