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Gloriosa | The Flame Lily
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Gloriosa Rothschildiana, '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 (see diagram). Again in a triangle formation would be best. 
 
Gloriosa is the National Flower of Zimbabwe.

How to plant for Gloriosa

  • 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.  
  • Plant in pots with suitable drainage holes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.)

Description

Gloriosa Rothschildiana, '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 (see diagram). Again in a triangle formation would be best. 
 
Gloriosa is the National Flower of Zimbabwe.

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Planting & Growing Instructions

How to plant for Gloriosa

  • 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.  
  • Plant in pots with suitable drainage holes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.)

Care Instructions

How to care for Gloriosa

  • Water about 1" of water per week is a good estimate of the amount needed during active growth periods.
  • Once moved outside in the Summer months, Water periodically if rain does not occur.
  • Half strength fertilizer added to the water every two weeks usually keeps plants blooming strongly throughout the summer and sometimes into early Autumn.
  • 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.
  • 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

Gloriosa Rothschildiana, The Flame Lily, Trailing lily, Glory Lily, Fire Lily,
  • 3 Rhizomes £10.00
  • 5 Rhizomes £16.00
  • 10 Rhizomes £30.00
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Specification
Latin name: Gloriosa Rothschildiana
Also known as: Gloriosa Rothschildiana, The Flame Lily, Trailing lily, Glory Lily, Fire Lily,
Genus: Gloriosa Rothschildiana
Colours: Pinkish-red/Yellow
Aspect: INDOORS to start off then Full Sun/Partial Shade
Height: 300cm / 118"
Planting period: Spring
Soil Type: Well-drained using John Innes No 3/Multi-purpose Soil
Bulb Size: Large
Hardiness: Tender
Shipping est: Dispatched in 5 working days
Delivery time: Spring delivery (Feb to June 2021)
Suitable for containers: Yes
Scented: No
Double flowered: No
Border Position: Middle/Back
SKU SKU1764512
  • Description
    Gloriosa Rothschildiana, '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 (see diagram). Again in a triangle formation would be best. 
     
    Gloriosa is the National Flower of Zimbabwe.
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  • Planting & Growing Instructions

    How to plant for Gloriosa

    • 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.  
    • Plant in pots with suitable drainage holes.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.)
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