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Gloriosa (Pack of 3 Rhizomes/Bulbs)
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Gloriosa (Pack of 3 Rhizomes/Bulbs) Gloriosa

Pack of 3 Rhizomes/Bulbs for sale

Also known as The Flame Lily, Trailing lily, Glory Lily, Fire Lily,
Genus Gloriosa
Colours Pinkish-red/Yellow
Aspect Full Sun/Partial Shade
Height 3m
Planting period Ideally Spring but up until Autumn
Flowering period Summer
Soil Type Well-drained using John Innes No 3/Multi-purpose Soil
Size for this price Large
Hardiness Tender
Shipping est Spring 2020
Delivery time Available from February through April 2020
Also suitable for containers Yes
Scented No
Double flowered No
17645

Description of Gloriosa (Pack of 3 Rhizomes/Bulbs) Gloriosa

Gloriosa, 'The Flame Lily' is an exotic-looking, trailing lily of pinkish-red and yellow petals with lime green foliage. Gloriosa Lilies are commonly known as flame lily, fire lily, gloriosa lily, glory lily, superb lily, climbing lily, and creeping lily.
 
Gloriosa Lilies are perennial herbs that climb or scramble over other plants with the aid of tendrils at the ends of their leaves and can reach 3 meters in height. They have showy flowers, many with distinctive and pronouncedly reflexed petals, like a Turk’s cap lily, ranging in colour from a greenish-yellow through yellow, orange, red and sometimes even a deep pinkish-red.
 
 
We advise planting your Gloriosa rhizomes in a pot and bringing on indoors until it is in established flower form and then it can be put outside on the patio during the summer months. You will need to add 3 stakes for each bulb for the plant to scramble up and attach itself to. We advise planting them in a triangle formation. 

Gloriosa lily bulbs are a rootstock, horizontal rhizome. The root and shoot come from the same end and need to be planted downwards on a 45 degree angle. Again in a triangle formation would be best. 
 
Pack of 3 Rhizomes /Bulbs.
Gloriosa is the National Flower of Zimbabwe. Gloriosa - The Flame Lily Bulbs from the Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

Planting and growing instructions: Gloriosa - The Flame Lily Bulbs from the Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

  • Gloriosa Lilies like a well-drained soil.
  • We advise starting off your gloriosa rhizomes in a pot indoors before transferring them outside during the summer months.  
  • However, you can find a suitable location in your garden or, preferably, plant in pots with suitable drainage holes to prevent waterlog.
  • While gloriosa lilies will grow well in most moderately fertile soil, they will not survive in soggy soil or standing water.
  • When planting in pots, plant 3 Rhizomes to a 14-16 inch pot.
  • Use a multi-purpose compost or John Innes No. 3 for your Gloriosa.
  • Site your Gloriosa Lilies where they will receive full sun to light shade.
  • Plant the Rhizome 3-4" deep and 6-8" apart. The tip of the Rhizome can point out the top of the soil by an inch.
  • Take care NOT to touch the growing points on the bulbs; bumping and abraiding this area tends to reduce sprouting.
  • The root and shoot come from the same end and need to be planted downwards on a 45 degree angle in a triangle formation. They'll figure out which way is up.
  • It's often helpful to add a support for the vines to clamber up. Preferably a one stake per bulb. 
  • After planting, water your Gloriosa lilies generously, soaking the soil to settle it around the bulbs.
  • Roots and sprouts will form in a few weeks and these plants flower at a young age. (If the soil in your area is still quite cool wait until it warms before planting.)

Plant care: Gloriosa - The Flame Lily Bulbs from the Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

  • Water periodically during the growing season if rain does not occur.
  • About 1" of water per week is a good estimate of the amount needed during active growth periods.
  • Half strength fertilizer added to the water every two weeks usually keeps plants blooming strongly throughout the summer and sometimes into early fall.
  • After your Gloriosa has finished flowering for the season, leave the foliage in place; don't cut it off. The leaves will gather sunlight, create food through photosynthesis and strengthen the bulb for the future.
  • Water as needed.
  • Leaves and stalks may be removed when they yellow.
  • Gloriosa Lily Bulbs don’t like to get too cold, therefore if the temperature drops to -7 degrees, you'll need to lift Gloriosa lily bulbs and store them indoors in ever so slightly damp peat moss. Or you can just replace them next spring for another year of winged blooms.
  • Your Gloriosa lilies will rest for a few months before beginning the next growing cycle in the spring/summer.

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gloriosa – the flame lily

This question was asked by
Ruth Hammond

Will you be restocking gloriosa flame lily? thanks.

Yes – The Gloriosa Lilies are now available to buy and will be dispatched in the Spring now though .

Gloriosa (Pack of 3 Rhizomes/Bulbs) (SKU17645)

The Hart Family

Gloriousa The Flame Lily

This question was asked by
Deborah

I purchased 3 bulbs from RHS Chelsea and I would like to know if I can plant them in a patio pot/ container of what size and how tall will they grow?

Hello there,
Here are some guides for your Gloriosa Rhhizomes which can reach upto 3metres in height.

Gloriosa Lilies like a well-drained soil.
We advise starting off your gloriosa rhizomes in a pot indoors before transferring them outside during the summer months.
However, you can find a suitable location in your garden or, preferably, plant in pots with suitable drainage holes to prevent waterlog.
While gloriosa lilies will grow well in most moderately fertile soil, they will not survive in soggy soil or standing water.
When planting in pots, plant 3 Rhizomes to a 14-16 inch pot.
Use a multi-purpose compost or John Innes No. 3 for your Gloriosa.
Site your Gloriosa Lilies where they will receive full sun to light shade.
Plant the Rhizome 3-4″ deep and 6-8″ apart. The tip of the Rhizome can point out the top of the soil by an inch.
Take care NOT to touch the growing points on the bulbs; bumping and abraiding this area tends to reduce sprouting.
The root and shoot come from the same end and need to be planted downwards on a 45 degree angle in a triangle formation. They’ll figure out which way is up.
It’s often helpful to add a support for the vines to clamber up. Preferably a one stake per bulb.
After planting, water your Gloriosa lilies generously, soaking the soil to settle it around the bulbs.
Roots and sprouts will form in a few weeks and these plants flower at a young age. (If the soil in your area is still quite cool wait until it warms before planting.)

Gloriosa (Pack of 3 Rhizomes/Bulbs) (SKU17645)

The Hart Family

Gloriosa Lily

This question was asked by
I. Taylor

Hi,

I bough some Gloriosa lilies from you at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show and they are doing very well in my greenhouse, flowering etc.

I was wondering if it would be feasible for me to plant the bulbs permanently in my (unheated) greenhouse? I have a jasmine growing very well in the greenhouse at the moment. We live in Hull on the east coast but temperatures don’t plunge in winter like they used to. I was thinking of covering the area where i would plant the bulbs with fleece/straw over winter to help keep the temperature up and any frost at bay.

Do you think this would work?

Many thanks,
Ian

They should be ok in your greenhouse. We just advise that you don’t let your Gloriosa Tubers get damp or they could rot. Please ensure your soil has completely dried out.

The Hart Family

Gloriosa Lily

This question was asked by
I. Taylor

Hi,

I bough some Gloriosa lilies from you at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show and they are doing very well in my greenhouse, flowering etc.

I was wondering if it would be feasible for me to plant the bulbs permanently in my (unheated) greenhouse? I have a jasmine growing very well in the greenhouse at the moment. We live in Hull on the east coast but temperatures don’t plunge in winter like they used to. I was thinking of covering the area where i would plant the bulbs with fleece/straw over winter to help keep the temperature up and any frost at bay.

Do you think this would work?

Many thanks,
Ian

They should be ok in your greenhouse. We just advise that you don’t let your Gloriosa Tubers get damp or they could rot. Please ensure your soil has completely dried out.

The Hart Family

Gloriosa

This question was asked by
M. Janice Rathbone

Hello, If I purchase Gloriosa rhizomes now will they flower this summer?

Regards

Yes if you plant your Gloriosa this Spring, it will flower this year.

Gloriosa (Pack of 3 Rhizomes/Bulbs) (SKU17645)

Kind regards

Loraine Hart

Gloriosa

This question was asked by
Elaine

Please tell me the best cost you can do for 6 gloriosa bulbs including post and packaging to W Sussex

Hi there,
I can offer you 10% off if you order online. You will find our Gloriosa bulbs to be top size.
Please use the code SHOP10 when you check out online.

Gloriosa (Pack of 3 Rhizomes/Bulbs) (SKU17645)

Loraine Hart

Gloriosa bulbs

This question was asked by
Karen Rossiter

I wanted to buy a pack of Gloriosa bulbs. Having seen that you are going to be at the Malvern Spring Show I wondered if it was likely that you will have any for sale on your stand ?

Yes we will have Gloriosa, the Flame lily, for sale at the Malvern Flower Show.

Loraine Hart

Planting Flame lilies

This question was asked by
L. Barrowman

I have purchased 2 x 3 flame lilies from your website. Do I plant all three in one pot or one per pot? How deep should I plant the tubular?
Thank you

We advise planting the Rhizomes 3-4″ deep and 6-8″ apart. So it will depend on the size of your pot. If you wish to plant all 3 bulbs in one pot, I would suggest using an 18″ pot. If you look on our website, we advise planting the rhizomes on a 45 degree angle. A diagram can be found to show which way up to plant on the angle. I do hope that helps.
Kind regards

Loraine Hart

Locating the Fire Lily

This question was asked by
A. Keser

Hello, I am trying to locate a Fire Lily plant or bulb for my mother, I am struggling to find one online and wondered if you stocked them?

Yes we do stock the Fire Lily, it’s also called Gloriosa The Flame Lily. These are sent out next month and will flower in the summer. See link below.

Gloriosa (Pack of 3 Rhizomes/Bulbs) (SKU17645)

Loraine Hart

Which way to plant a Gloriosa Bulb

This question was asked by
W. Arnold

How can I tell which way to plant a Gloriosa bulb? I can’t tell which is the growth tip and tail end?

Great question and this is one that baffles a few people. Below I have attached a diagram to show which way to plant a Gloriosa Rhizome/Bulb. It’s also best to plant the Gloriosa Rhizomes on a 45 degree angle as well.

 

 

 



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