Flame Lily (Gloriosa)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Plant Height: 6 plus feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Pink
Red
Yellow
Bloom Size: 4"-5"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Toxicity: Other: all parts of this plant contain poison
Propagation: Other methods: Other: tubers
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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What a Novice Has Learned About Gloriosa in the Last MonthWhat a Novice Has Learned About Gloriosa in the Last Month
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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Location: central IllinoisDate: 7-6-11
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 9-1-13
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Location: My gardenDate: 2018-07-08
By piksihk
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Location: Indiana zone 5Date: 2014-08-03
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-07-09
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Location: Indiana zone 5Date: 2014-08-03
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 8-31-12G. greenii and G. rothschildiana
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 8-23-11Double Gloriosa Bloom
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2016-01-04From seed (3-31-15 planted) to tuber (1-3-16 discovered).
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Location: My garden- HW Rangoon creeper bedDate: 2018-05-16
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Location: my garden Date: 2013-05-08
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-05-31from 12 pots (~200)
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-08-14Yellow favored
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-07-28
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2013-06-01
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-08-14w/ Hummer
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-08-29Yellow flavored Gloriosa
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2013-06-01
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-09-11
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-09-11
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-11-13
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-03-31After shiny fruit coat removed.
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-10-07
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Location: my garden Date: 2015-11-05
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-07-09
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2013-06-01
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2013-06-01
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2013-06-01
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-11-13
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Date: 2014-07-26Photo courtesy of: Rod Waddington
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Date: 2014-07-26Photo courtesy of: Rod Waddington
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-09-06
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 8-23-11Praying mantis sets up shop
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 8-9-11
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2016-04-06
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Posted by piksihk (Texas - Zone 9a) on May 8, 2013 12:59 PM

The colors are so intense; coming back every year. Very easy to grow!

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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On September 30, 2018 Bloomed
Near back gate
piksihk On June 6, 2018 Bloomed
back fence with clematis; bed with rangoon creeper
piksihk On May 18, 2018 Bloomed
many blooms - beds HW; they have multiplied; gave some to Ongs
piksihk On April 1, 2018 Plant emerged
many are 2 ft high;
piksihk On May 13, 2017 Bloomed
One back gate HW
piksihk On March 14, 2017 Plant emerged
Added two more to HW; the ones near gate has emerged
piksihk On May 27, 2016 Bloomed
One at WG west side - HW back trellis
piksihk On May 25, 2015 Bloomed
west fence
piksihk On April 28, 2015 Plant emerged
piksihk On June 1, 2014 Bloomed
jmorth On June 15, 2016 Bloomed
jmorth On November 13, 2014 Fruit Ripened
Seed pods bursting yielding red fleshy seeds.
jmorth On November 12, 2014 Winterized
Pots moved from garage to basement.
jmorth On October 11, 2014 Maintenance performed
Large potted plants moved into garage to die down in prep of move to basement ere long. In basemert they're stored dry in their pots till next May.
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