Glory Lily - Rothschildiana - Gloriosa superba 'Rothschildiana' - $6.00
tuber current size
Mature Height: 200cm
Please do not purchase if you are in Qld and NSW as it is a potential weed there.
Sent as a tuber. It is the bizarre shape of the flower along with the its vivid colors that stand out in the garden. For such an exotic looking plant the glory lily is very hardy and we recommend keeping in pots. Also known as the Flame Lily.
Unlike most lilies, it is a twining vine that is able to grasp with tendrils formed at the tips of the leaves - it is great for a splash of vertical colour from Summer to Autumn.
It grows fast in warm weather, blooms, then dies down to its tuberous roots naturally every winter (so frosts are not a problem), only to reshoot in spring. Per tuber expect at least 5 flowers.
This cultivar is supposedly less weedy but if you are from Qld or NSW we still will not sell it to you, sorry.
Warning: the roots are toxic and the vine may cause skin irritation.
Full sun to part shade, likes organic rich, rough, well drained soil. Keep dry in winter when the plant is dormant. Plant after frosts have finished. Until planting, store tuber in cool, dark and dry place with air circulation. Plant tuber horizontally with about 3-4cm of soil above.