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Gloriosa Lily

Gloriosa superba

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Gloriosa Lily (Gloriosa superba) at Platt Hill Nursery

Gloriosa Lily flowers

Gloriosa Lily flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Gloriosa Lily (Gloriosa superba) at Platt Hill Nursery

Gloriosa Lily in bloom

Gloriosa Lily in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  6 feet

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Flame Lily, Glory Lily, Tiger Claw, Fire Lily

Description:

This variety is a tropical vine that climbs by tendrils in the leaf tips; dazzling yellow and orange-red lily-like flowers emerge from summer to fall; best in moderate climates with cool nights; a great container plant

Ornamental Features

Gloriosa Lily features showy yellow flowers with orange overtones and red streaks along the branches from early to late summer. Its pointy leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Gloriosa Lily is a multi-stemmed annual with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Gloriosa Lily is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Gloriosa Lily will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. As a climbing vine, it should either be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by multiplication of the underground bulbs.

Gloriosa Lily is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Screening  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

This Plant Finder tool is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact your nearest Platt Hill Nursery store for current availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit us to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.



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