Doryanthes palmeri

2010

Doryanthes palmeri

Spear lily

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Nativity:

Australia

Growth Habit:

Spear lily grows as a rosette of many large, lily-like leaves. The leaves may be up to eight feet in length and six or more inches wide at their widest. The large, showy flower stalk appears in late spring and extends beyond the leaves. It carries many cup-like flowers that are bright red.

Growing Requirements:

Full sun to partial shade and some supplemental irrigation, although it is quite drought tolerant.

Where at Lotusland:

In the Australian garden (visitor center parking) and at the edge of the lawn near the blue garden.

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