Short Purple-flag

Patersonia fragilis

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Flowering Period:

September to January

Growth Size:

  • โ†‘ To 50cm
  • โ†” To 50cm

Preferred Soil:

Moist Soil



Price Codes:

  • $3.00 (ST, Standard Tube)


The grey-green leaves are in a fan-shape. Flowerheads are shorter than but not hidden by the leaves. Hard brown bracts surround the flower buds, which open purple with a yellow centre. Like many lilies, each flower lasts only one day, but with many buds per flowerhead, flowering can last for 3 or 4 weeks.


Looks best in clumps of 3 or more plants. Full sun brings the best flowering. It is happy to be flooded in Winter and tolerates dry conditions over Summer.

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