Doryanthes palmeri

Spear Lily


A dramatic accent plant with a loose rosette of large arching, sword-shaped leaves which act as a base to a stunning arrangement of red/reddish-orange flowers which are displayed in a toothbrush fashion along the top section of a tall, arching stalk, 4-6m long. Impressive as a feature plant in large gardens or displayed in groupings in parks etc. Prefers a light textured soil with free drainage. Temperature range is from sub tropical to warm temperate to Mediterranean and the species will tolerate coastal situations provided there is protection from salt-laden winds. Maintain moisture during the growing season. Remove spent flower heads and fertilise with a slow release native fertiliser in Spring.


DimensionsHeight: 2 to 2m, Width: 2.5m
Aspect Full sun
OriginNorth East coast NSW and Qld.
Pests & diseasesNo specific pests or diseases.
Typical sizes140mm, 200mm, 300mm, 400mm

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