Gloriosa Rhizomes

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Keith F

Hi I purchased the Gloriosa Plants from you at RHS Hampton court Flower Show .
They have grown well over the summer . Very Please
So how do we care for the Rhizomes over the winter, lift out or leave in?
Thanks Keith

Hi there,


Overwintering Gloriosa


    • 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 in your area can drop to zero degrees (0°), you’ll need to lift your Gloriosa bulbs and store them indoors.


    • If you have planted them in pots, simply bring your pot(s) indoors during the winter months as they require a winter dormancy period.


    • Don’t water while the tuber is dormant.


    • Your Gloriosa lilies will rest for a few months before beginning the next growing cycle in the spring/summer.


The Hart Family