Doryanthes Excelsa 'Gymea lily'-FLOWER-25 seeds

Doryanthes Excelsa 'Gymea lily'-FLOWER-25 seeds

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“Gymea Lily” 

Family: Doryanthaceae. 

Ideal sowing temp: 18-22C (Avoid the coldest and hottest temps). 

Position:  Open & sunny, well-drained, deep soil. 

Preparation: Soak in lukewarm water overnight before sowing. 

Sowing: 3-5mm deep.  Warm, sheltered position while sprouting. 

Care:  Water with fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed 

Sprouting: 21-40 days (@18-22C).

Endemic to coastal areas near Sydney, with leaves up to 1m long x 100mm wide. The flowers that appear generally in Spring are bright red, up to 100mm in a compact head approx. 300mm in diameter, which perches atop a 2-4m high stalk. 

This one needs lots of room to grow and prefers a well-drained deep site with plenty of water, in full sun or part shade.  Although the seeds usually germinate readily, the plants may not provide blooms for around 8 years after sowing.  Once they do though, the wait is spectacularly worth it. The foliage is frost-resistant but the flowers are usually not so protection for the flower-heads may be necessary in cold climates.

****Please note: these are seeds (we are NOT selling these as live plants. Quarantine restrictions and costs prohibit us from selling these seeds to WA, Tas, and Internationally.

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Based on 2 reviews
Pau Wythe
All arrived

All seeds were as described, on good time & all planted
still waiting for germination though

Thanks for your feedback Pau! We can’t wait to hear an update and find out how well they are doing now

just arrived and planted out

I dont know if the seeds are alive etc yet because ive just planted them and it will take up to a month to see if they pop up. looking forward to that!