Gloriosa rothschildiana

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Gloriosa rothschildiana

Gloriosa rothschildiana


Gloriosa rothschildiana is a tropical vine which grows to 6’. Its lily-like flowers of bright red and yellow are very showy.

Gloriosa lilies prefer organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soil. They like a sunny spot but produce best blooms when placed in locations with some afternoon shade. After blooming, dig, dry and store the tubers in a dry medium before first frost. Or the other option is to leave the gloriosa tubers in pots or containers year-round: start them indoors then sink the entire container to the rim in the ground after last frost date and dig up pot and remove to a frost free location after bloom for overwintering dry in the pot.

Containers may also be placed on patios during growing season. As a houseplant, locate container in a bright sunny window, with watering tapered off after bloom to induce dormancy.

Watch the Botanus Garden Club video about Unusual Summer-flowering Bulbs including Gloriosa rothschildiana!

Additional Information

Bloom Season Mid Summer, Late Summer
Colour Red, Yellow
Light Full Sun, Partial Shade
Shipping Season Spring
Depth 4 in, 10 cm
Spacing 12 in, 30 cm
Size No.1
Height 72 in, 182 cm
Hardiness Zone 0–11; Lift & store or treat as houseplant
Attributes Deer Resistant