Calectasia cyanea – Blue Tinsel Lily

A clumping perennial herb with stunning star shaped blue to purple flowers with bright yellow contrasting centres. Native only to Western Australia, it grows only in a small region in Torndirrup National Park and is listed as critically endangered in the wild. Hardy in the right conditions, it is suitable for containers, gardens and landscape use. The compact habit and interesting foliage make it attractive year round, and the unique flowers create a brilliant display from late Winter through Spring.

 

Scientific Name:Calectasia cyanea
Family:Dasypogonaceae
Common Name:Blue Tinsel Lily
Other Common Names:Star of Bethlehem
Plant Type:Small shrub, Clumping perennial
Height:0.15 ~ 0.6 metres
Width:0.1 ~ 0.3 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow, Blue, Purple
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Bonsai, Honey producing plant
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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