Doryanthes palmeri
“Spear Lily”  

Doryanthes palmeri Spear Lily Doryanthes palmeri Spear Lily

Massively magnificent, long lived, EASY and SUPER RARE! Growing into a huge 8-12’ tall and wide rosette with mega-HUGE 10-15’ long, bird attracting, sanguine red flower stalks, it’s a Summer bloomer but you may have to wait ten years to see your first monsterous flowers. Totally worth it, plus it looks pretty year round with strappy and succulent spear-like leaves. Native to eastern Australia, it doesn’t like hot temps (especially at night) making it perfect for the foggy Bay Area and coast. Drought tolerant, but stays a bit more chipper with regular water. Well drained soil.

Sun/Pt. Shade
Avg/Low Water

Perennial
USDA Zones 9b-11