Gloriosa Lily is a climbing member of the Lily family, which are natives of South Africa, and are the national flower of Zimbabwe. The fast growing vines can climb up to 8 feet on a fence or trellis. Suitable for growing in pots and containers indoors and out, houseplants or planted in the garden.
Blooming in mid-Summer, these strange and exotic looking Lily-like flowers are 4-5 inches across. These wavy, swept-back petals are crimson red, with a yellow base and edged in bright yellow making the blossoms look like they're on fire. They make an outstanding cut flower in arrangements.
The vines grow from oddly-shaped, long tubers that sprout and travel underground. They produce trailing stems clothed with glossy, lush green, whorled leaves which are tipped at the ends with tendrils to aid in climbing. The green stamens are extremely prominent and spread outward. All parts of plant including root stock, are poisonous if ingested.
Hardy zone 7-11
Avoid cold temperature. Keep warm and damp and in bright light. Plant at a depth of 2" using well draining soil mixture. Fertilize weekly using a balanced fertilizer ( a houseplant fertilizer ).