Gloriosa Lily (Gloriosa superba)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 - 8 feet
Plant Spread: 3 - 4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: red & yellow
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Tuber
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Hummingbirds
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Other: wear gloves when handling tubers/rhizomes
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Stolons and runners
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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May 19, 2014

Gloriosa superba is a striking plant, and the only climbing lily in existence.

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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-08-14beneath a full moon
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-08-31
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Location: Western KentuckyDate: 2012-10-13Still climbing in October, beautiful!
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 9-3-12HBs love Gloriosas
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-08-28
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 8-10-12
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-05-11tubers
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-07-28Green arch.  Note the leave tip's climbing tendrils.
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 7-17-13
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Location: Albany Georgia Date: 2016-05-17
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 8-26-11#pollination
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Date: 2012-05-253 stages of blooming
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Location: my backyard Date: 2012-06-01So lovely...
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Date: 22-05-2013
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2013-08-14
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2013-08-14
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-08-14
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-08-16
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Location: NJDate: 2017-08-03
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Date: 22-05-2013
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Date: 2013-05-22
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2013-08-14
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-06-02
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-11-13
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-11-13
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Location: Czech Republic, greenhouse Fata Morgana - Prague Botanic Garden - TrojaDate: 2015-02-01Photo courtesy of: Ivo Antusek
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Location: Czech Republic, greenhouse Fata Morgana - Prague Botanic Garden - TrojaPhoto courtesy of: Ivo Antusek
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2008-07-09Growing in a hanging basket
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-03-31After shiny red coat is removed,
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-05-07
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Posted by Dutchlady1 (Sunny Naples, Florida - Zone 10a) on Apr 6, 2012 6:39 AM

The only climbing Lily.

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Posted by Sharon (Calvert City, KY - Zone 7a) on Oct 15, 2012 6:07 PM

This is a most amazing plant. I planted it in a pot during the worst of our summer drought. It grew in spite of the weather and has bloomed non stop since August. Until we have frost, my guess is that it will continue to bloom. Beautiful.

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Jun 15, 2014 12:54 AM

Winner of AGM from the RHS in 1993.

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Posted by robertduval14 (Mason, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Sep 17, 2016 1:09 PM

National flower of Zimbabwe.

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Plant Events from our members
jmorth On November 13, 2014 Miscellaneous Event
Seed pods bursting, 1st time (in ~ 20 yrs) seed collected (usually deadheaded flowers)
jmorth On November 12, 2014 Winterized
Moved to basement where stored dry in pots till next May.
jmorth On October 11, 2014 Maintenance performed
Moved all but one of potted Gloriosas into garge to be w/o water till die down and cut back to ground. Will move pots into basement for dry storage over winter (basement avg temp ~ 60° F) w/n a couple of wks.
jmorth On July 9, 2014 Bloomed
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