Thelionema caespitosum – Tufted Lily

This is a lovely clumping plant that has bright starry blue or white flowers borne through spring and summer. It makes a lovely rockery or border plant that also works well in a pot. Remove the dead flowers and associated stems after they have finished.

Family:Phormiaceae
Scientific Name:Thelionema caespitosum
Common Name:Tufted Lily
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Height:0.2 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.2 ~ 0.3 metres
Flower Colour:White, Blue
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Division
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost
Plant Usage:Border plant
Special Uses:Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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