Calostemma purpureum – Garland Lily

A native lily, this long-lived herb has strappy leaves appearing through Spring, followed by eye-catching red to purple flowers which appear in clusters on the compact leafless flower stems in Summer. Once common across the East Coast and South Australia, it’s now rare in the wild due to habitat destruction. Great for garden use as it’s low maintenance, easy to grow and adaptable to a range of conditions and soil types. The brilliant flowers create a vibrant display and make it a great feature in the garden, ideal for use in borders, rockeries or containers.

Family:Amaryllidaceae
Scientific Name:Calostemma purpureum
Common Name:Garland Lily
Plant Type:Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Height:0.3 ~ 0.6 metres
Width:0.2 ~ 0.3 metres
Flower Colour:Red, Pink, Purple
Flowering Time:Summer
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
Growth Habit:Deciduous
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Bulb
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Decorative fruit
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

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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-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW

 

Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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