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.

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
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, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants