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Thysanotus tuberosus - R.Br.

Common Name Fringed Lily
Family Asphodelaceae
USDA hardiness 9-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sandy soils in heaths and grassland in the montane zone[154].
Range Australia - New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria.
Edibility Rating    (1 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care (info)
Tender Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Thysanotus tuberosus Fringed Lily


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Thysanotus tuberosus is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 10. It is in flower in June. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Root
Edible Uses:

Root - raw or cooked. A crisp juicy texture but it has very little flavour[193].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Requires a fertile well-drained sandy loan in a sunny position[1, 200]. This species is not very hardy in Britain, usually requiring greenhouse protection in this country. It tolerates temperatures down to about -7°c in Australian gardens[157], though this cannot be translated directly to British gardens due to our cooler summers and longer colder and wetter winters. Most, if not all, members of this genus have edible roots[193].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow thinly in spring in a sandy compost in a greenhouse[200]. Grow the seedlings on in the pot for their first growing season and pot them on into individual pots in early spring of the following year. Grow them on for at least another year in a greenhouse before trying them outdoors. Division.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Thysanotus baueri Perennial0.2 -  LMHSNM00 
Thysanotus exiliflorus Perennial0.2 -  LMHSNM00 
Thysanotus patersoniiTwining Fringed LilyPerennial Climber1.0 -  LMNDM10 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Author

R.Br.

Botanical References

154200

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