Viewing gessieviolet's Garden Diary: Gloriosa lily
Friday, March 10, 2017
Survived in porch boxMuch to my surprise 2 small root sections survived past winter in the porch box.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Gloriosa lilyWould have to be dug; could grow in large contianer VERY Alkaline soil
1/24 purchased a forked 2 point root Lowes (Grnwd) $4.98
Will start in house to transplant by trellis later
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Gloriosa Lilies are one of the longest lasting and best of all tropical cut flowers. They can be grown easily in the summer of any area. The long, stick-like tubers have one growing sprout on the end. Plant them shallowly, just 1-2" deep, with the tuber laying on its side. I have grown them in potting soil, sand, and native clay, all with good results. Plant them near something to climb on. Tellises, fences, or even bushes will do. G. Rothschildiana is the largest and the one most commonly grown.
November 2015 harvested 2 small roots
March 28 2016 set these small roots in box end of porch against wall
March 10 2017 discovered 2 small roots survived winter in porch box