Gloriosa Rothschildiana (Glory Lily)

Gloriosa Rothschildiana Seeds (Glory Lily Seeds)

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These wavy, swept-back petals are crimson red, with a yellow base and edged in bright yellow making the blossoms look like they're on fire.

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Gloriosa rothschildiana are a climbing member of the Lily family, which are natives of South Africa, and are the national flower of Zimbabwe. The fast growing vines can climb up to 8 feet on a fence or trellis. Suitable for growing in pots and containers indoors and out, houseplants or planted in the garden. Blooming in mid-Summer, these strange and exotic looking Lily-like flowers are 4-5 inches across. These wavy, swept-back petals are crimson red, with a yellow base and edged in bright yellow making the blossoms look like they're on fire. They make an outstanding cut flower in arrangements. Their ability to hold their form out of water for a long time make them ideal for use in lae work and out of water floral installations. The vines grow from oddly-shaped, long tubers that sprout and travel underground. They produce trailing stems clothed with glossy, lush green, whorled leaves which are tipped at the ends with tendrils to aid in climbing. All parts of plant including root stock, are poisonous if ingested. Hardiness zones 7-11, (5ºC/40ºF, -15ºC/5ºF) in Winter. They prefer night temperatures ranging from 60º to 70º F and day temperatures at 75º F or higher with high humidity. Plant in a mixture of two parts rich potting soil, one part builders sand and one part peat moss. They like moist and well-drained soil. Provide a sunny growing area and water regularly.
Label Gloriosa rothschildiana
Common name Glory Lily
Family No
Genus Gloriosa
Species Gloriosa rothschildiana
Cultivar No
Therapeutic uses No
Germination As a houseplant, plant indoors in pots, 1/2" deep, in a mixture of two parts rich potting soil, one part builders sand and one part peat moss. Tubers can also be started indoors in late Winter then transplant to the garden. Place in indirect light and keep soil evenly moist. Once it begins to grow, move into more sun and increase watering. After blooming, withhold water and fertilizer, allowing the plant to go dormant. When the foliage dies down, dig the tubers and store them in peat moss or vermiculite through the Winter. They can also be left in their pots of dry soil until Spring, when they should be replanted in fresh soil.
Scarification / Stratification No

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