Calectasia cyanea – Blue Tinsel Lily

A clumping perennial herb with stunning star shaped blue to purple flowers with bright yellow contrasting centres. Native only to Western Australia, it grows only in a small region in Torndirrup National Park and is listed as critically endangered in the wild. Hardy in the right conditions, it is suitable for containers, gardens and landscape use. The compact habit and interesting foliage make it attractive year round, and the unique flowers create a brilliant display from late Winter through Spring.


Family : Dasypogonaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub, Clumping perennial
Width : 0.3
Flowering Time : Spring, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Sandy loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Bonsai, Honey producing plant
Scientific Name: Calectasia cyanea
Common Name : Blue Tinsel Lily
Height : 0.6
Flower Color : Yellow, Blue, Purple
pH Level : Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects