Gloriosa superba – Glory or Flame lily

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South AfricaGloriosa superba Glory or Flame lily

Indigenous; 1m
Planting position: Semi-shade.Wind-protected area.Ideal for regions with high summer rainfall.
Requires regular summer watering, but kept dry during winter.Well-draining sand, enriched with compost.Cover tubers mostly with a thick layer of leaf mould.Early spring application of liquid fertiliser and once more, two months later.
Propagate from later winter division.
Rich orange and red flowers are produced during summer and this plant also climbs by means of tendrils at the ends of its leaves.
‘Citrina’ has striped and shaded yellow flowers.
‘Rothschildiana’ is larger with bright red and yellow flowers.

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