Sunday, October 28, 2012

Paroo Lily - My All Time Favourite Wildflower at Jarowair - Oct 2012

In 2011 while I was in hospital, Brendon sent me a photo of a new "wildflower" he had found flowering at Jarowair. It was absolutely stunning and unfortunately by the time I returned home it had finished flowering and I missed out on seeing its beautiful display. I however found one more plant in flower at our patch (see Previous Post) and was thrilled to witness its bell drop flowers in a stunning purple and yellow.

This year I had been keeping watch on the Paroo Lily (that I missed flowering last year). It was almost ready to flower when overnight something sadly lopped and ate the whole stem of flowers - much to my utter dissapointment! The lily has since grown a new stem of flowers and I have proceeded to put some mesh around the plant to protect it until it flowers so I can witness its beauty.

This week, I have been thrilled (as only a plant nerd can be) to find a new small patch of Paroo Lilys at our patch that had almost finished flowering, and then to find another large patch of thick flowering Paroo Lilys on Friday. These beautiful Lilys only seem to open their flowers in mid-afternoon and then close up again by dusk, because of this, their delicate flowers can be easy to miss. This Beautiful Lily, also known as the Blue Flax Lily or Blueberry Lily, is definately my alltime favourite plant and flower at Jarowair. It is absolutley breathtaking. J.G.

Paroo Lily mid-morning, lily buds all closed up.

Same Lily Plant, afternoon abt 4.00pm. Many Buds have opened displaying the magnificent flowers.

Paroo Lily at Jarowair Oct 2012

Paroo Lily at Jarowair Oct 2012.
(Dianella caerulea, commonly known as the Blue flax-lily, blueberry lily, or paroo lily, is a perennial herb of the family Xanthorrhoeaceae, subfamily Hemerocallidoideae, found across the eastern states of Australia and Tasmania. It is a herbaceous strappy perennial plant to a metre high, with dark green blade-like leaves to 70 cm long. Blue flowers in spring and summer are followed by indigo-coloured berries) Source: HERE


  1. A lovely plant, one of my favourites!

    1. Thanks Brenton for your comment. It is a lovely native plant.


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