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Doryanthes excelsior

Genus Species: Doryanthes excelsior    

Common / Product Name: Gymea Lily

Habit:   TUFTS (TF)

Available Sizes

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

Evergreen:   Yes

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.

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