This spectacular feature plant has a rosette of sword shaped leaves that can reach up to 1.8m. In spring and summer this Australian native plant bears large globular heads of striking, deep red torch shaped flowers borne on stems that may reach 3m.
It is a hardy plant for general garden use and for large pots on patios and verandas.
It thrives in a well drained hummus rich soil in a sunny out doors position. The Gymea plant is frost tolerant, but the flowers may be damaged by a sever frost.
It responds well to applications of well-composted matter and/or slow release fertilisers in the growing season. Once established it has a low to moderate water requirement and can be divided and transplanted.