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Doryanthes excelsa

Spear lily

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Features

  • BloomsAugust
  • Growth HabitInverted cone
  • Flower ColourRed

Description

Doryanthes excelsa (Spear lily). A tall spiked perennial from Northern Queensland, Australia.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Other common names

Globe spear lily

Origin

NSW, Australia.

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

This species is frost tender, min 10C and it will need a sunny position with humus-rich, well drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed in spring, by mature bulbils or by suckers after flowering.

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