Glory Lily

An exotic-looking lily.
Common name : Glory Lily
Scientific name : Gloriosa superba
Family : Colchicaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Sun loving
Sun loving
Gloriosa superba is a species of flowering plant in the family Colchicaceae. It is a perennial herb growing 2 to 4 meters high (or long) from a fleshy rhizome, with lance-shaped leaves tipped with tendrils, and showy flowers, generally bright red to orange. Glory lilies thrive in fertile, well-drained soil in full to partial sun. In cold areas, theycan be grown successfully during the summer and lifted and stored for the winter. Many cultivars exist, such as 'Lutea' with all-yellow tepals, 'Citrina’, yellow with red markings, or 'Nana’, a dwarf cultivar.

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 9a
Height 100 - 200
pH 6 - 7

Plant my glory lily

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my glory lily

Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

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