Originating in the warmth of South Africa and India, gloriosa lilies bear a name that means "full of glory", appropriate for such showy exotics. These tender perennials form sizeable clumps when happy and will scramble 4 to 6 feet in a season. Vines are light weight, so are fine with slender supports. Easy to grow and excellent for summer decks, and inside in sunrooms and greenhouses where there is sufficient room for vining plants.
Plant tubers horizontally, 2-4" deep
Water lightly until top growth forms, then regularly during active growth.
Full sun to light shade
Glory LilyBotanical Name:
Gloriosa superba RothschildianaExposure:
Full sun to light shadeHardiness:
9-11, elsewhere lift in fall and store indoors or grow as houseplantHeight:
4-6 feet, viningColor:
Flashy yellow and ruby flowers with wavy, swept-back petalsBloom Season:
Summer if spring planted; year round if grown outside in zones 9-11Bulb/Plant Size:
12+ cm tubersNumber:
3 large gloriosa tubers