Common name: Purple Bells or Garland Lily
Description: This species is an attractive ornamental plant. Bright green leaves are long and strappy. Small tube-shaped flowers grow in a cluster giving a stunning display of purple/red or pink after early season rain.
Growing and distribution: Flowers appear in late summer to early autumn after opening rain and die back after a few weeks. Leaves then appear and die back by summer. First flowers appear in second or third year. All areas.
Beneficial Attributes: The bulb was probably eaten by Aborigines. Butterfly nectar food plant.
Note: Plant suitable in Coastal plains with good care.