Calostemma purpureum – Garland Lily

A native lily, this long-lived herb has strappy leaves appearing through Spring, followed by eye-catching red to purple flowers which appear in clusters on the compact leafless flower stems in Summer. Once common across the East Coast and South Australia, it’s now rare in the wild due to habitat destruction. Great for garden use as it’s low maintenance, easy to grow and adaptable to a range of conditions and soil types. The brilliant flowers create a vibrant display and make it a great feature in the garden, ideal for use in borders, rockeries or containers.

Family : Amaryllidaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Width : 0.3
Flowering Time : Summer
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Deciduous
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower, Decorative fruit, Pipe and drain friendly
Scientific Name: Calostemma purpureum
Common Name : Garland Lily
Height : 0.6
Flower Color : Red, Pink, Purple
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects