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What a Novice Has Learned About Gloriosa in the Last Month

By TennesseeDave
June 26, 2014

A month ago I had no idea what a Gloriosa was. I just happened to see jmorth's photos of it during my perusal of the forums. I decided then and there that it was a plant that I wanted to acquire and successfully grow. I am still very much a novice, but I have gained enough knowledge (some through painful mistakes) to offer some insights to those of you who may want to have Gloriosa but, for whatever reason, have never tried them. My teachers have been the posts here at ATP, some much appreciated advice from our resident expert on Gloriosa, and my own experience.

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Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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Jun 25, 2014 8:16 PM CST
I am still intending to get more tubers/bulbs of these. I had some for quite a few years and loved them. They caused a stir among everyone that saw them and reproduced enough that I could share. I managed to lose mine to a hard and early freeze a few years ago.

If I can add one more thing, the tubers dig themselves deeper in the soil even though they start off 2 inches below the surface. I actually had a couple of plantlets coming out of the drain holes as a result.

Thanks for an interesting article on a charming blooming vine. Thank You!

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