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Doryanthes (Flame Lily)

Flame Lily is a genus with only two, yet very striking species in the Agave family (Agavaceae): Doryanthes excelsa and Doryanthes palmeri. They make impressive perennials with very long and broad, strap-like leaves in a dense basal rosette and a tall inflorescence of numerous scarlet flowers. They are easily raised from seed in any humus-rich, very well drained soil in full sun throughout the year. In winter reduce watering and keep plants always frostfree at a minimum of some 12°. Plants are slow growing but very long lived.
Sow the large seeds very flat in any well drained sandy and humus rich soil. Keep pots in full sun and at a minimum of some 20°C. Keep soil always slightly moist from beneath.
10 large seeds per package.
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Doryanthes excelsa (Giant Flame Lily)

Doryanthes excelsa (Giant Flame Lily)

250 (500)cm, Giant Flame Lily makes a giant basal rosette of very long and broad leaves with a central, very tall inflorescence of numerous bright scarlet flowers. This beautiful ornamental plant is native of coastal areas of New South Wales near Sydney (Australia). Easily grown in any rich, very well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. Plants are very slow growing and should be kept drier in winter at a winter low of some 12°C. IV-VI.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 3883 € 8,99*
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.
Doryanthes palmeri (Palmer's Giant Flame Lily)

Doryanthes palmeri (Palmer's Giant Flame Lily)

200 (400)cm, Giant Flame Lily is endemic of north east New South Wales and south east Queensland (Australia) and more rarely seen in cultivation than it's slightly larger sister Doryanthes excelsa. It makes a large basal rosette of very long and broad leaves with a central, impressive, at the tip bowing inflorescence of numerous bright scarlet flowers. Easily grown in any rich, very well drained soil in full sun throughout the year. Plants are very slow growing and should be kept drier in winter at a winter low of some 12°C. IV-VI.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package8836 € 9,99*
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.