Doryanthes excelsa – Gymea Lilly

First flower winter 2020.  It’s taking so long to open. Once the flower opens it is popular with the native bees and the honeyeaters.

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

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