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Common Name: Common Fringed Lily
Thysanotus tuberosus is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.20 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Australia - New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria.
Sandy soils in heaths and grassland in the montane zone[
Requires a fertile well-drained sandy loan in a sunny position[
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[
], 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[
Root - raw or cooked. A crisp juicy texture but it has very little flavour[
Seed - sow thinly in spring in a sandy compost in a greenhouse[
]. 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.