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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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