Gloriosa superba

Water Needs

moderate

Gloriosa superba
Bulb; Climber
Flame Lily

1.2 x 1 m

Size

Light Conditions

sun; semi-shade

Frost

hardy

Flowers

red orange yellow; spring summer

sun; semi-shade; shrubbery; container; pergola; narrow spaces; wildlife bees butterflies insects

Garden Situation

Habitat

Coastal KZN; Coastal Eastern Cape; grassland; bushveld

Region

Subtropical East Coast; Thicket; bushveld savanna; highveld

Rain Season

summer

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Description

After a long winter sleep, the Flame Lily grows rapidly pushing out long twining stems of glossy, bright green leaves in late spring. Striking red-orange to yellow claw-like flowers mass along the stems in summer. Initially yellow-green, flowers open to orange as petals open up. Provide support. Good pot plant. Needs summer water. All parts of this plant are poisonous. Deciduous, sun, frost hardy, moderate summer water.

Gloriosa superba
Gloriosa superba
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