Blandfordia grandiflora – Christmas Bells

The red and yellow waxy flowers are a familiar Christmas decoration for many Australians. The wispy tufts of strappy narrow leaves can tend to get lost in the garden and are easier to keep track of when grown in pots, or you can place a label next to it in a garden situation so you don’t mistake it for a weed when it is not in flower. They respond to low phosphorus native plant fertiliser after cutting off the spent flower stems. This plant also works well in rockery type situations in the garden.

Family : Liliaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Grass or grass-like
Width : 0.3
Flowering Time : Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower
Scientific Name: Blandfordia grandiflora
Common Name : Christmas Bells
Height : 1
Flower Color : Yellow, Red
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects