Thysanotus manglesianus 'Purple Fringed Lily' Seeds

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Thysanotus manglesianus 'Purple Fringed Lily' - 10x Seeds


Uncommon perennial grass-like plant with fine grey-green leaves & spectacular purple flowers with fringed petals on stems to 60cm long in spring & summer. Develops numerous white tubers which are edible raw. Suitable for pots and garden beds.

Perennial. A delightful and delicate-looking small flowering plant. Hardy, easy to grow, drought resistant with long narrow leaves which spring straight from the ground stiff and grass-like. Though short-lived, it will grow again from seed in the ground if the ground is disturbed or cleared of weeds before Autumn.

Bush food : Develops numerous white tubers which are edible raw.


Seed Starting Method

Thysanotus manglesianus 'Purple Fringed Lily' seeds come in a range of sizes from very tiny to a few millimeters. As a general rule Thysanotus manglesianus 'Purple Fringed Lily' seed should be sown to the depth of the seed. 

Although most Australian native/ endemic seed can be sown throughout the seasons across Australia it is advisable to sow in Spring or Summer in colder regions. The optimum temperate to ensure the best possible germination rate for sowing many Australian native/ endemic species is around 18-22°C.  

Smoke treatment recommended

Sowing Depth

See above.
The seed will lodge in the pores of your seed starting mix once misted with water.

Growing Season

Spring & Autumn
Place in a warm sunny position and keep moist to avoid drying out.

Germination Time 20-40 days at around 18-22°C.
Hardiness Hardy 
Plant Spacing  N/A
Plant Height 60cm high 
Planting Position Partial or full sun
Days Until Maturity  N/A
Growing tips

Seeds of many native/endemic species require specific conditions that mimic their natural habitat or specially formulated seed treatments, to break dormancy. 

Do not be to quick to discard pots that haven't yet shown signs of seed germination. Seeds will often lay dormant until conditions are optimal and will produce amazing results, long after they have been forgotten.

Pre-treatment of smoke is recommended for most native species.

Research shows that many members of this species are responsive to pre-treatment of smoke, which mimocs an Australian bushfire. Although germination will may occur without smoke treatment it has proved be beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates of this species.

Smoke treatments are simple and can be undertaken by applying to the surface after sowing.

Click this link to view our seed starting treatments specially designed for Australian Natives


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