COMMERCIAL NURSERY – STRAPPY LEAF PLANT
Doryanthes excelsa – Gymea lily
The Gymea lily is a stunning, architectural plant, with an upright, clumping growth habit and large sword shaped leaves.
It makes an eye catching feature plant when in flower, with long stems which can reach from 2 to 4 metres tall, topped by a large, rich red flower head. The flowers are rich in nectar, often being visited by birds, bees and other insects.
Naturally grows on the NSW central coast, but happy in a wider range, foliage is frost resistant, but flowers buds can be damaged by heavy frost.
Uses: Screen, windbreak, feature plant, erosion control, playground friendly, large rockeries and coastal gardens