This native lily is named for it’s stunning yellow blooms (similar in appearance to jonquils and daffodils) Calostemma comes from Greek and translates to ‘beautiful crown’, and Luteum from Latin meaning yellow. It grows commonly across the East Coast of Australia and is found occasionally in Victoria. The flowers appear throughout Summer after the strappy foliage has died back, making a great feature in the garden or landscape. Particularly suited to rockeries and containers. Fairly low maintenance, it performs best with regular watering and benefits from application of a slow release fertiliser in early Spring. Some botanists do not accept it as a unique species seperate to Calostemma purpureum, the common form of garland lily, however it is subject to debate. It is widely considered to be a separate species, and is accepted as such by the Royal Horticultural Society and the Australian Plant Census as of 2014.
|Scientific Name:||Calostemma luteum|
|Common Name:||Yellow Garland-Lily|
|Other Common Names:||Native Jonquil, Native Daffodil, Wilcannia Lily|
|Plant Type:||Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like|
|Height:||0.15 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Cream, Yellow|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor|
|Special Features:||Cut flower, Decorative fruit|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
The information provided on the Gardening With Angus website is provided for general educational purposes about a variety of Australian plants. We recommend you seek further advice from qualified professionals regarding your own individual circumstances. Further disclaimer information>>
WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT
Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-
MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –