Gloriosa superba (Flame lily)
Flame lily, Climbing lily, Creeping lily, Glory lily, Gloriosa lily, Tiger claw, Fire lily
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It is a perennial herb growing from a fleshy rhizome. It is scandent, climbing using tendrils, the stem reaching 4 meters long. The leaves are mainly alternately arranged, but they may be opposite, as well. They are somewhat lance-shaped and tipped with tendrils, and they are up 13 to 20 centimeters long.
- Features – Originating in the warmth of South Africa and India, gloriosa lilies bear a name that means “full of glory”, appropriate for such showy exotics. It is a climber plant which can go height of 3′ – 6′ and spread 1′ – 3′ It can grow more if it gets more support and care.
- Special Characteristics – These tender perennials form sizeable clumps when happy and will scramble 4 to 6 feet in a season. Vines are light weight, so are fine with slender supports. Flame lily is the national flower of Zimbabwe (where it is protected from illegal harvesting under the Parks and Wildlife Act).
- Uses – Easy to grow and excellent for summer decks, and inside in sunrooms and greenhouses where there is sufficient room for vining plants.
- Flowers – It have Red coloured Flowers size 3 – 4″ which makes it a very good addition to the Garden.
- Moisture & Soil – it need full sunlight to partial sunlight with average watering with loamy, sand, well drained soil.