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Genus: Herpolirion

Herpolirion Species in
Family: Liliaceae

One species of small perennial from New Zealand and southeastern Australia, including Tasmania.


Usually grown in the alpine house but reasonably hardy and worth trying on the rock garden or peat bed. Peaty soil that does not dry out is required and a sheltered, reasonably sunny spot. Propagation by division in late winter or after flowering, or by seed when ripe, or spring in a cold frame.