Doryanthes Excelsa 'Gymea lily'-FLOWER-25 seeds

Doryanthes Excelsa 'Gymea lily'-FLOWER-25 seeds

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DORYANTHES EXCELSA

“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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