1.2 x 1 m
red orange yellow; spring summer
sun; semi-shade; shrubbery; container; pergola; narrow spaces; wildlife bees butterflies insects
Coastal KZN; Coastal Eastern Cape; grassland; bushveld
Subtropical East Coast; Thicket; bushveld savanna; highveld
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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.