The Gloriosa Lily or ‘Gloriosa superba rothschildiana’ (picture right) is the national flower of Zimbabwe.
Growing from a tuber it makes a great climbing display and is commercially valuable as a cut flower. Also known as the Flame Lily it lives up to its name with red and yellow flowers which appear in summer.
Gloriosa Lilies can be planted in pots or directly into the garden, provide with some support as they are a climber. Plant tubers 8cm deep. Gloriosa do not like wet conditions so lift when dormant making sure not to disturb the growing tip at the end of the tuber. However, keep moist in the growing season. The tuber actually dies once flowering is over, however before this it forms two new tubers, so life goes on.
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