Growing Flame Lily

This question was asked by
Gary

I received 3 x rhizomes from you this time last year, they flowered beautifully during April, May and June and then gradually died down.
I have kept them in a pot inside since.
Are they likely to re-flower this year?

Many thanks and regards,
Gary Austin

Hi Gary

Yes, your Gloriosa should flower again this year. They may have even multiplied? Start them off indoors and then move them outside in the summer months.

All the best
Victoria

Gloriosa | The Flame Lily (SKU17645)

Gloriosa

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Gloriosa

This question was asked by
Vivien H

When & how do I start my gloriosa tubers back into growth please? I have stored them in a cold, frost free place over winter.
Thank you,

Vivien Hubbuck

Hi Vivien

You can start off your Gloriosa now indoors before transferring them outside in the summer months. Plant in pots with suitable drainage holes.
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, so on a window sill or in a conservatory would be ideal.
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

Gloriosa

The Flame Lily

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Flame Lily (Gloriosa) colours available

This question was asked by
Roland

Hi we want to buy some flame lily (Gloriosa ) tubers. Do you have the yellow ones as well as the red ones if so how do we order different colours They must be tubers

HI Roland

I’m afraid we only have the red ones. You can purchase them here:

Gloriosa | The Flame Lily (SKU17645)

Gloriosa

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Gloriosa aftercare

This question was asked by
Vivien H

How do I prepare my gloriosa for winter. They’ve been lovely, & are still green. Do I stop watering now or will they die back themselves?
Thanks,
Vivien

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.
Don’t water while the tuber is dormant.

Gloriosa | The Flame Lily (SKU17645)

Gloriosa

The Flame Lily

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flame lily tubers

This question was asked by
Martin

To whom it may concern.

I would be very grateful for your advice, please.

Months ago you kindly sent me some Flame Lily tubers…to great success…the flowers are breathtaking!

Once the flowers are over and the leaves dried down…how should I look after the tubers with a view to growing more again next year? (Assuming that they do
flower a second time)

Best Wishes

Martin

Good afternoon,
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.
TAKE CARE NOT to touch the growing points on the bulbs; bumping and abraiding this area tends to reduce sprouting.

The Hart Family

Gloriosa (Pack of 3 Rhizomes/Bulbs)

This question was asked by
Joan Taffs

Please can you tell me what to do with these bulbs now that the foliage has died back? Do I need to take them out of the pot, dry them off???? Leave them as they are for them to come up again next year??
Your advice appreciated.
Thank you,
Joan

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 turn 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.

The Hart Family

flame lily bulbs

This question was asked by
Ros Einchcomb

I would like to grow some flame lilies to be in bloom 6th March 2020. Is it possible to purchase from you and have them delivered now so that I can plant indoors and see if we get some flowers in time

I am sorry – we don’t send the Flame Lily out until next spring for Summer flowering.

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Advice on Gloriosa

This question was asked by
Sue Riley

What should I do when my Gloriosa have finished flowering ?
Thank you

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.

The Hart Family

Delivery

This question was asked by
Faisal

Hi,
I am looking at the Gloriosa. Do you still ship them at this time of year? Also, once I receive them, how soon will they need to be planted? I am thinking of taking them for a friend and it might take a few days for me to get there.

Hi there,

Unfortunately its not the right time for Gloriosa Rhizomes, these will now be dispatched in the Spring months for flowering next Summer.

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