Genus Species: Doryanthes excelsior
Common / Product Name: Gymea Lily
Habit: TUFTS (TF)
Height x Width: 1.5 – 2m x 1.50 – 2.00m
Pruning: None Light
Frost Tolerance: Medium
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Medium Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Early Summer
Flower Colour: Bright Red
Irrigation: No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions. Will require water over long dry periods.
Lower Temperatures: Grows best in humid climates around coastal areas, can tolerate temperatures as low -3°C for short periods.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures in the Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.