Giant Spear Lily - Doryanthes Palmeri

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A native of eastern Australia, this large herbaceous plant has long, bright green leaves that form a giant rosette with a scape (or flower stalk) reaching over 3m in height with masses of bright scarlet funnel shaped flowers which appears in spring.

The Spear Lily is a spectacular plant. Both the foliage and the flowers are eye-catching. It will tolerate coastal situations providing it is protected from salt winds. An Australian bush tucker plant, the young flower spikes can be roasted and eaten.

Common Name: Giant Spear Lily Botanical Name: Doryanthes Palmeri Plant size: Approx 12 - 15cm Pot size: 75mm pot. Max growth: Approx high and 2 - 2.5m wide. Maintenance: Planting:

Climate Zone

  • Arid
  • Cool
  • Subtropical
  • Temperate
  • Tropical


  • Bird attracting
  • Cut flowers
  • Long lasting
  • Striking Flowers

Garden Style

  • Native Garden
  • Tropical Garden

Growth Rate

  • Slow

Plant Type

  • Evergreen
  • Foliage Plants
  • Natives


  • Coastal
  • Full Sun
  • Semi Shade


  • Container Plants
  • Edible
  • Embankments

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