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PlantFiles: Spear Lily
Doryanthes palmeri

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Family: Doryanthaceae
Genus: Doryanthes (dor-ree-ANTH-eez) (Info)
Species: palmeri (PALM-er-ee) (Info)

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

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

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

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Red-Orange

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Ubilalo On Mar 28, 2011, Ubilalo from Panorama City, CA wrote:

I bought a home in the San Fernando Valley May 2010. This plant is in my front yard starting to bloom! March 2011. If anyone wants to see it let me know. It is a rare plant to own.

Neutral careyjane On Sep 3, 2007, careyjane from Rabat
Morocco wrote:

Somebody told me today that there are only 6000 plants of this species in the world. I wonder if anyone knows if this is really true or not.

Neutral artorima On Nov 6, 2006, artorima from London
United Kingdom wrote:

This plant is threatened in it's native habitat, in part by illegal seed harvesting. Please ensure you buy plant material from legal sources.

Positive palmbob On Dec 25, 2003, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

These are massive lilies that look like flax (Phormium tenax) but all green. They have huge flower spikes that arch and can carry what seems like a pound of red-orange flowers that open in sequence along the distal length of the spike. These Australian natives make wonderful landscape plants in warmer areas, and the flowers are truly impressive.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Anaheim, California
Fresno, California
Panorama City, California
Richmond, California
San Leandro, California
Thousand Oaks, California
Upland, California



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