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plant type

native lilies / strappy leaf plants

water      hardiness

project type

urban and commercial

ecosystem type


soil type and drainage

medium - loamy soils
heavy - clay soils
reasonable drainage

Thelionoma caespitosum

blue grass lily

Tufted, clump forming perennial with long narrow blue-green foliage and blue star shaped flowers.
originEastern NSW, Qld, Vic, Tas, SA.
cultural notesGrow in full sun or light shade, in moist soils.
maintenanceOlder leaves can die off and look unattractive, these should be removed.
toleratesFrost tolerant, will require watering in drought conditions.
flowering seasonSeptember to January
flower colourBlue star shaped flower on long branching stems held above the foliage.
foliage colourBlue-green narrow linear leaves, up to 30cm long. Can spread by underground rhizomes to form dense clumps.
widthup to 0.6m
heightup to 0.6m
plant spacing80cm apart
recommended usesOften used as an accent plant on rockeries for its foliage colour and spring flowers. Suitable for mass plantings or borders.

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