Gloriosa Rothschildiana Bulbs a member of the lily family comes from East Africa and Asia.
Gloriosa Rothschildiana Bulbs It’s the most popular Gloriosa lily and more correctly named Gloriosa superba ‘Rothschildiana’ – orange and yellow and flowering in the summer. Other common names of the Gloriosa lily include flame lily, fire lily plant, glory lily, superba lily, climbing lily and creeping lily.
Gloriosa Rothschildiana Bulbs Apart from tropical Africa, other exciting species of Gloriosa lilies come from tropical parts of Asia. In addition, a number of hybrid Gloriosas have been raised in recent years. Also, some of them were naturalized in Australia and Pacific region. Some notable places where these bulbous plants can be found include Queensland, New South Wales, Coff Harbour, and Lord Howe Island.
This “fragile grower” with exotic colored flowers, narrow, waxy-edged petals is a climber needing a trellis or some type of wire or support for the tendrils to cling to.
Gloriosa Lilies At A Glance
Size and Growth Rate: Frail, tender climber, yard long stems requiring a trellis or support to attach and cling to. Grows well in USDA hardiness zones 10 and 11.
Flowering and Fragrance: Plant begins blooming with 3 to 4 inch flowers having not real fragrance approximately 2 to 3 months after planting a mature bulb.
Light and Temperature: Gloriosa lilies require sun and warm temperatures, but appreciate partial shade from hot mid-day sun. Keep night temperatures above 65 degrees. Plants thrive with increased humidity around them.
Soil and Transplanting: A light, African Violet-type well-drained soil works well or make your own with a mix of 3 parts peatmoss, 1 part sand and 1 part perlite.
Pruning and Grooming: Generally, Gloriosa Lily requires little pruning or grooming as they are pretty “clean” plants. Do not be afraid to cut off flowers for use indoors as the blooms hold up well after cutting.
Propagation: Small tubers form from the main tuber and can mature with proper care in about a year. Plants respond well to warm temperatures, good water and moisture and ample feeding during the growing season. They can also be grown from seeds.
Winter can at times be a challenge, as tubers can dehydrate during the winter dormancy.