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Sowerbaea juncea - Vanilla Lily - 20 seeds

Sowerbaea juncea - Vanilla Lily - 20 seeds

SKU: SOWJUNC
$3.25Price
Sowerbaea juncea, commonly known as the Vanilla Lily is a tufted plant found naturally in sandy wallum heathland and sub-coastal and mountain heath communities from Queensland to Victoria and northern Tasmania.
 
The leaves form blue green, grass like clumps rather like chives and the plants grow to about 40cm in height, the roots are fibrous fleshed and lack any tubers. 
The flowers are borne in dense heads of more than 20 individual flowers on a single, unbranched stem and are a delicate mauve shade with pink bracts, and have a delicious vanilla perfume.  Flowering occurs in Spring, and a patch of Vanilla Lily is both a sight and scent not to be forgotten.
 
In some areas it used to form colonies of considerable extent, but with the increasing development of its habitat most of these areas have now disappeared.
 
Vanilla Lily prefers a sunny, moist situation in light well drained soil - sand or light loam. It can be grown as a container plant, or in a rockery, or a terrarium, and is useful around the edges of a pond. 

 

Unfortunately it is only rarely seen in cultivation and fresh seed is not often available. 
It can be propagated by division of mature clumps as well as from seed.
 
20 premium quality seeds shipped on receipt of cleared funds.