23rd August - Thysanotus patersonii - Twining Fringe-lily

Thysanotus patersonii

Perennial herb, with tuberous roots consisting of a group of ellipsoid tubers; leaves produced infrequently, 1 or 2, radical, linear, terete, 10-20 cm tall; stems usually 1,occasionally 2, produced annually; stems twining around vegetation, or in the absence of suitable vegetation, trailing along the ground; branches usually many, finally each branch terminating in a single flower. With proper management will form large clumps of spectacular flowers.

Flowers August to November.

Can be overgrown by more vigorous species.

Must be managed correctly to get the best effect. This can be achieved by mowing the area through summer and weeding through winter.