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Doryanthes

Doryanthes spp.

Doryanthes palmeri JPG1a by Jean-Pol GRANDMONT (CC BY 3.0)

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Doryanthes palmeri JPG1a

Overview

Small genus with just 2 evergreen perennials. They grow in rosettes and are favoured for their showy blooms. Both species are native to Australia and tend only to flower after around 10 years. Red, tubular blooms are borne on a large flower spike above linear, sword-shaped green foliage.