Exotic flower of Doryanthes palmeri. Spear lily, -agaveaceae- Queensland native. by Rita Blom

Currently unavailable for purchase

Available to buy on…

Exotic flower of Doryanthes palmeri. Spear lily, -agaveaceae- Queensland native. by 

Please click on image to view larger.
A sturdy plant on 3m stems, large fleshy brilliant red flowers. Sun & shade.
Photograph taken in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens Spring, the flower is long lasting into summer and because it is so heavy it drags the stem down towards the ground.

I guess you could call me a shutterbug, I am for ever looking for something to photograph, and experimenting with my camera. Colour lights up my life, children, scenery, the sea in all it’s moods,native flora & fauna etc:- Please feel free to browse through the categories in my profile.

View Full Profile


  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    Nice capture Rita

  • Thank you Larry I do appreciate being accepted.

    – Rita Blom

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksalmost 2 years ago

    Ah, so that’s what it is Rita. We have seen two of these recently but didn’t know their name. The plant looks like a native NZ flax but the flowers are totally different. Great capture !

  • Yes they are very different, seems as though they are very hardy, don’t know what happened to my blurb underneath the image. I’m sure I wrote one. All this too-ing and fro-ing to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in the City of late we park behind the Botanic gardens right next door and walk through. Much nicer than a dark dreary Parking station. We were there again this morning for me this time. I have a bone density problem but the report today was all good and so again this year it has improved somewhat. Yeah! Thank you Roy for your interest and comments, much appreciated.

    – Rita Blom

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait