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.
|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|
|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 Uses:||Cut flower, Decorative fruit|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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