Vines and Climbers forum: Gloriosaas-grown in Cental Illinois

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jmorth
Jun 28, 2013 12:38 AM CST
I grow a lot of large containers of Gloriosa tubers (usually 1 or 200 tubers every summer. Got them outside after repotting in basement during May. First blooms are starting to manifest. Soon the hummingbirds should establish territories. Their subsequent interactions are an interesting study.Thumb of 2013-06-28/jmorth/f92a9e Thumb of 2013-06-28/jmorth/a389c1
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Jun 28, 2013 12:52 AM CST
Love mine, too. I planted mine inground this year, with a trellis, hoping they'd increase more than in the pots of last summer, but I plan to dig them up before frost again. They've been blooming throughout June, happy plants!
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NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jun 30, 2013 9:39 PM CST
Sigh, I drool over those, but there are only so many plants I can overwinter here!
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piksihk
Jul 1, 2013 9:31 PM CST
Mine have been blooming too. Wow, 200 tubers! What a sight that would be!
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jmorth
Jul 1, 2013 11:16 PM CST
Here's yield of a few large pots from May last year ('12); somewhere I've a pic of total yield from 12 pots or so, if I can find it I'll post it.Thumb of 2013-07-02/jmorth/b14434
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woofie
Jul 2, 2013 9:52 AM CST
Nice work area you have there! (we really need a green-eyed monster emoticon! Hilarious! )
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jmorth
Jul 10, 2013 4:49 PM CST
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This was the yield from 5-21-11 (each separation indicates a different very large container/pot)
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woofie
Jul 10, 2013 5:56 PM CST
Wow! You are serious about those guys, aren't you! Wow again. I'd be jealous if I didn't know that there's no way I could keep them alive here. Smiling They are beautiful plants!
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Gerris2
Jul 10, 2013 8:50 PM CST
They are attractive flowers. I must study them more.
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jmorth
Jul 11, 2013 1:05 AM CST
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Some recent pictures
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Jul 11, 2013 1:23 AM CST
J - they are so pretty. The last picture looks a lot like mine, and I think of you every time I have a new bloom. Thanks so much for getting me hooked on them. I can't wait to see how mine increased after this summer. I tried them inground this year, just wanted to see if it made a difference. They seem to be very happy and every day there are new blooms, so maybe I did something right.
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jmorth
Jul 11, 2013 7:42 AM CST
Hi Sharon,
I only just noted how I brutalized the the title of this thread. Glad you are so enjoying your Gloriosa experience!
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Jul 11, 2013 10:30 AM CST
A gloriosaa under any other name is still a gloriosa! Big Grin
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NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jul 11, 2013 12:10 PM CST
Ha! Once again, I didn't even notice. Don't ever ask me to proof-read anything! Rolling my eyes.
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jmorth
Aug 5, 2013 2:01 AM CST
Mantis set up in Gloriosa -
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Xeramtheum
Aug 5, 2013 5:47 AM CST
Those are stunning! I've just barely started getting into them .. I love how the tips of the leaves act like tendrils!
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piksihk
Aug 5, 2013 9:09 AM CST
WOW!!! They are one of my very favorites. This year was disappointing for my gloriosas, only a few blooms.
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Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Aug 6, 2013 12:06 AM CST
Gorgeous jm...
I've had these for a couple years, but I don't know what is going on this summer.
In spring, I toog the pot out, checked for the corms, everything looked alright, planted them back but all the tiny plants that come out just die.
I am thinking too much water?
I think I'm gonna dig in the pot and see what I bump into.
I love this plant and I really thought it was care-free...
central Illinois
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jmorth
Aug 6, 2013 12:47 AM CST
When re-planting did you place tubers horizontally two inches below soil? Mine are usually watered once daily, containers they're in have excellent drainage (some sand added to soil mix and a lot of popcorn peanuts in each pot's bottom. (peanuts help facilitate fall movement of containers from outside to basement).
I overwinter mine completely dry in that year's container in my basement. Repot each spring (usually).
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Name: Calin
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fixpix
Aug 6, 2013 1:07 AM CST
I think so... (horizontally).
Pot - clay, thick walls, kinda big... but i am not sure what big is for these.
I am thinking too much water.
I also mix in sand.

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