Doryanthes palmeri – Spear Lily

The Spearlily is a favourite with gardeners due to its unique flowerheads and tough upright, clumping growth habit with large sword shaped leaves. It makes a stunning feature plant when in flower, and is good for large containers. It is very easy to maintain by simply cutting off the old flower heads and removing any dead or dying foliage in autumn.

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Family : Doryanthaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Clumping perennial
Width : 3
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Doryanthes palmeri
Common Name : Spear Lily
Height : 3
Flower Color : Red
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects