Australian Native Plants

  Doryanthes excelsa (Giant Lily)


Doryanthes excelsa photo
Giant Lily

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GIANT LILY FACTS

distribution map showing range of Doryanthes excelsa in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Giant Lily

Other Names
Gymea Lily

Description
The Giant Lily or Gymea Lily is large herbaceous plant with long sword shaped leaves and large red flowerheads on tall stems in spring. The flower spikes can be 3m tall or more.

Height
1m - 1.5m

Spread
1.5m

Distribution
New South Wales

Classification
Class:Liliopsida
Order:Asparagales
Family:Doryanthaceae
Genus:Doryanthes
Species:excelsa
Common Name:Giant Lily


Relatives in same Genus
  Doryanthes palmeri