Doryanthes palmeri – Spear Lily

The Spearlily is a favourite with gardeners due to its unique flowerheads and tough upright, clumping growth habit with large sword shaped leaves. It makes a stunning feature plant when in flower, and is good for large containers. It is very easy to maintain by simply cutting off the old flower heads and removing any dead or dying foliage in autumn.

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Scientific Name:Doryanthes palmeri
Common Name:Spear Lily
Plant Type:Clumping perennial
Height:1 ~ 3 metre
Width:1.5 ~ 3 metres
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



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