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As a comment about Gloriosa Lily (Gloriosa superba 'Himalayan Select'), lovesblooms wrote:

I started calling the light post this was trained to climb "The Pillar of Flame" in my head. It was so dramatic, and the show lasted for months. The root sprouted much sooner than I expected and grew over six feet high, beginning to bloom in early summer and continuing until early fall. I loved how the flowers started green (and honestly with a flower shaped like that, who needs color?), with the red color slowly infusing the entire bloom until it was a rich, saturated orange-red. This way, each flower lasted a long time, without me feeling the need to deadhead.

I might add I bought these because the pictures I saw online seemed to portray them as a hot pink versus the Rothschildiana's bright red. But they're not pink or pinky at all.
central Illinois
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jmorth
Feb 2, 2015 10:03 PM CST
I'd not heard of this cultivar before. Do you remember the retailer's name? It's a nicely ruffled upside down flower.
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lovesblooms
Feb 2, 2015 10:07 PM CST
I actually bought them from ATP member Dutchman last year, at the same time I bought some Asiatic and Oriental lilies during his group buy sale.
central Illinois
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jmorth
Feb 2, 2015 10:14 PM CST
OK, thanks. I've never caught any of those group buy sales.
I have a couple hundred tubers myself (superba and rothschildiana). I grow them in large containers every year. I've also experienced greeni and what was supposed to be a carsoni).
Gloriosas are 1 of my 4 favorite plants.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Container Gardener Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Roses Salvias Seed Starter
Vegetable Grower Region: Mid-Atlantic
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lovesblooms
Feb 2, 2015 10:27 PM CST
Really??? You mean you're surrounded by glory??? Wow, lol....*swallowing a few times*... Could I trade you for a couple? I broke two of my three and I'm afraid they won't be any good to plant anymore (or will they? I saved them). I can let you know what I have to trade this spring.
central Illinois
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jmorth
Feb 2, 2015 10:33 PM CST
Would gladly trade. I usually start re-potting in early May for that coming summer. I've loads of pics in the database under the above cultivars and in the general entry if you care to peek, includes some shots of the tubers harvested from past May months when re-potting.
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