DORYANTHES excelsa 1000g

Giant Flame Lily

SKU: N 41-1000g
Stock: Out Of Stock

Family: Doryanthaceae
Characteristics: Evergreen shrub 1.5 m spread 1.5 m. Flower spikes 4-6 metre

Seed per packet: Approx 15
Seed per gram: Approx 20

Size:
$1200.00 AUD Excl. GST

The Giant Flame Lily, one of the largest lillies is the world with large sword shaped bright green leaves to 1.5 metres long and spectacular large red globular flowers that occur on terminal flower spike up to 6m high.

Prefers a light well-drained soil in an open sunny position, drought resistant but frost tender.

Endemic to New South Wales.

Grow notes:

Although seed can be sown most of the year in many parts of Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C.

  1. Soak seed overnight in lukewarm water.
  2. Sow the depth of seed 3-5mm deep.
  3. Germination should occur in 21-28 days @ 18-22°C.

General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.

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