Gymea Lilly – Doryanthes excelsa

Natives (A-Z)

First flower winter 2020.  It’s taking so long to open.

This is in the front garden on the mound so well-drained and quite dry.

Tussock plant with sword-like leaves to 1 Metre high
Aspect: Full Sun / Semi-Shade
Soil/Conditions: Moist / Well-Drained
Family: Doryanthaceae
Natural Habitat: Dry Sclerophyll Forest
Special Features:
• Bird and Bee Attracting
• Large Rockery Plant
• Best viewed from above
• Can take more than 5 years to Flower – red 10cm flower head on stalk up to 4 Metres long in Spring (I’m still waiting)