Nodding Blue-lily, Graceful blue-lily, Grass lily, Blind Grass, Blindgrass, Nodding Blue Lily, Candyup Poison, Blind Grass., Nodding Blue Lily., Nodding Grass-lily.
Up to 1.5m.
Presence in Australia
Noted in the areas Burrumbuttock-West Hume; Bowna-Jindera and Mullengandra. Probably also in similar country in surrounding areas.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, SA, WA.
Sclerophyll forest and woodland. Abundant in some areas.
Tufted or shrubby perennial herb to about 1.5m high, with fibrous roots and a creeping rootstock.
Prefers moist, well-drained soil in semi-shade. Drought tolerant.
Bright blue flowers, mainly Sep-Nov.
Dec-Jan. Monitor closely, as mature seeds soon shed.
From seed, or division in autumn. Seeds should germinate in 3-4 weeks. May be difficult to grow from seed.
Useful for revegetating disturbed and eroded sites, as it is a coloniser (regenerates vigorously after fire).
Attractive ornamental, spectacular in flower. Plant in groups for best effect. Prune regularly to prevent straggly growth and to rejuvenate old plants. Apply small quantities of native plant fertiliser to encourage new growth.