Sunday, September 25, 2011

What is a cabbage tree?

I'm resurrecting this old post to clarify just what a 'cabbage tree' as we know them, actually is.

In the southwest of England they are known as Torquay palms, but in fact are not a palm tree at all. They are a giant lilly.

They like wet conditions and so I planted out a whole lot in a boggy patch on our property. These ones are about 6 years old:

Small boy in photo shows scale!


Tanya said...

Cool lilies? LOL Thanks for the clarification. Tried to follow the link for "this old post" but it said it didn't exist.

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Hi Tanya
Ha ha!
That link should work now :-)

Tanya said...

I had the same experience with the soap nuts too using them straight in the washer (I use cold water) and apparently making and using the liquid is the way to go.

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Thanks for the info, will pass it on to my friend.