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Date of issue: 13 February 2007
Designer: Lynette Traynor
Australia Post Design Studio

Printer: SEP Sprint & Pemara


Plant: Blandfordia punicea

Family: Blandfordiaceae

Tasmanian Christmas Bell

A tufted plant with rush-like leaves that are channelled and heavy textured, curving outwards from base. About 2 cm wide at base, leaves may reach 1 m in length, and form an attractive feature of the plant when not in flower. Flower spike is erect, to 1 m high, with a head of red bells with yellow tips. Distribution: Tas.

Propagation From seed.

Cultivation Needs some shade in warm areas and good drainage.

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