WHOLESALE DORYANTHES NURSERIES
Doryanthes excelsa is commonly known as the Gymea Lily, Flame Lily and sometimes the Spear Lily.
A spectacular plant when in full flower Doryanthes excelsa also is a useful foliage plant. Tall upright dagger like foliage make it a good accent plant in the garden or when grown in a container.
When in flower it is very attractive to nectar seeking birds, wonderful for attracting honey eaters to the garden.
Although it will grow in a range of climates from Brisbane to Melbourne and across to Perth, it does require good sun to flower. It is frost tolerant as a plant, however the flower stalks are not.
Takes up to 8 years to flower from a young plant, longer from seed.
Care and Pruning
- Plant Type – Perennial Shrub
- Country of origin – Australia.
- Common Name – Gymea Lily, Flame Lily , Spear Lily.
- Growth Rate – Medium to Fast
- Evergreen / Deciduous – Evergreen
- Soil – Well drained humus rich
- Position – Full sun
- Height – 2m with flower spike to 4m.
- Width – 1m
- Habit – Upright, clumping.
Used as a feature plant for the foliage as well as the flower.
Varieties / Cultivars
Available from the following Wholesale Nurseries
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