Gloriosa Lily
Gloriosa greenii

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Gloriosa (glo-ree-OH-suh) (Info) (glo-ree-OH-suh) (Info)
Species: greenii (GREEN-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Bulbs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Daleville, Alabama

Divernon, Illinois

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 16, 2009, jmorth from Divernon, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Tuberous. Flowers are brilliant, exotic, & solitary, on long pedicels in leaf axils, usually angled downward. A beautiful, slender climber. Needs support for the leaf tendrils to cling to. Planting medium should be freely draining, tolerant of nutritionally poor soils. Easy container plant (sand added for drainage). Water plentifully when in full growth. Feed every couple of weeks with dilute liquid. Withhold water as growth ripens and dies back in late summer.
Mine are grown in pots that are overwintered in basement dry. Repot every year or two in late winter, early spring. Pots moved outside when night temps stay warm (say 60F).