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.
|Scientific Name:||Doryanthes palmeri|
|Common Name:||Spear Lily|
|Plant Type:||Clumping perennial|
|Height:||1 ~ 3 metre|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 3 metres|
|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|
|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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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.
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