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Today's bloom is Spear Lily (Doryanthes palmeri)

Bloom of the Day for June 3rd, 2008:

Type of plant: Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Bloom color: Red-Orange

Bloom time of year: Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer

Sun requirements: Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 9b to Zone 11

Height: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing: 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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AlohaHoya wrote:
Cool! I have one from seed I brought back from NZ.... They say it takes about 12 years to bloom...is that true?