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Xeronema callistemon


Xeronema callistemon Xeronema callistemon

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
An evergreen perennial which forms a large clump of stiff, mid-green sword-like leaves. Giant 20 cm long toothbrush like vivid red flowers on tall stems are spectacular. Must have perfect drainage without a hint of waterlogging to survive, however do not allow to dry out too much. Needs full sun and protection from frost. Well worth the effort to establish.

 
Genus
Xeronema
Species   callistemon
Cultivar  

Common name
Poor Knights Lily

Family name
Liliaceae
Place of origin
New Zealand


DETAILS
Height
50 cm
Width
50 cm
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Evergreen

Soil Type
Needs well drained soil

Moisture
Prefers even soil moisture

Exposure
Grows in exposed or coastal sites. / Prefers a sunny site / Will tolerate light frost only

Enthusiast / Indigenous / Nourishment / Structure / Texture

Perennials

Category
Medium, height 0.6 to 1.2 metres.
Availability
We have this currently available in a POT 1.5 & POT 3.5 containers. Ask for them at your retailer.
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