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GLORIOSA superba 'Rothschildiana'
Commonly known as Climbing lily, Glory lily
A tender climbing lily with spidery red flowers edged yellow
Height - 2m (6½ft)
Climber - Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging - lance-shaped to oblong, glossy, bright-green leaves 5-8cm (2-3in) long which narrow to form tendrils.
Tuberous - perennial. Flowers are 5-10cm (2-4in) across and have 6 wavy-margined reflexed petals with long, protruding stamens.
Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
Caution, toxic if eaten, may cause skin allergy or irritant - These plants are toxic if eaten and may also cause a skin allergy, rash, irritation to eyes and skin. - take care when handling tubers.
Additional Features - Exotic plants
Pests & Diseases - aphids.
Place of origin - tropical areas of Africa and India.
Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
Hardiness - Half hardy (down to 0)
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
Gloriosa - Care Guide
Vermin & Pest Control
SB Plant Invigorator
This is a non-biological non-chemical plant insecticide and mildewcide. Works against the physical motion of the insect. Perfect for all plants and edible crops.
2ply sisal garden twine - 250 grams
Natural garden twine, 500 grams, 350 metres. Ideal in the garden or the home.
Max/Min Digital Thermometer
Thermometer which displays current temperature in the centre, with Max above and min below. Suitable for use outdoors or in the greenhouse / conservatory. With batteries included