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jmorth
Aug 6, 2011 11:47 PM CST
Polly requested a thread for Gloriosas, sometimes called upsidedown lilies. Glory Lily, and Climbing Lily:
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Gloriosa greenii
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Aug 7, 2011 7:09 AM CST
Thank you for posting these, I just love them! Even the leaves on the vines are so nice looking.

How many different varieties do you have?

And what are you doing with all the extras? You surely didn't plant them all? Have you decided to start selling yet?
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Aug 7, 2011 9:47 AM CST

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Those always look so pretty, though I have never had any luck growing them myself. Yours look quite robust jmorth.
Tracey
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Aug 7, 2011 10:22 AM CST

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They are sure putting on a nice show. Love the hummingbird too. I haven't tried gloriosa lilies and don't know if they would grow here.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Aug 7, 2011 3:27 PM CST
Tracey, I had never had luck with them either. So when JMorth offered me some last year, I said no thank you. Then this year, I asked him if he had any for sale, as I do love them, and I got a few from Jack. They were very large, compared to what I had ever received before, and all sprouted and are doing well. So, I think those little bitty ones you buy commercially might not have enough oomph in them to flower. I don't know for sure. But I've sure had excellent luck with the ones from Jack.

Picture of mine will be soon, they're covered with buds.
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
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gwhizz
Aug 7, 2011 7:33 PM CST
Jack-called 'flame lily' too,.,.i have a dozen or so
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jmorth
Aug 8, 2011 1:21 AM CST
Here's what I started with this spring -
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Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
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gwhizz
Aug 8, 2011 2:13 AM CST
holy moly!-looks like a pretzel factory Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Aug 8, 2011 5:31 AM CST
Isn't that amazing! Just look at the size of them. The first ones I tried were probably 1/10 that size.

And did you plant all you didn't share?
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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Aug 8, 2011 6:52 AM CST

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I think the one I tried was about the size if a lima bean. It looked so beautiful, but it didn't mount to anything. Perhaps that's the problem, the size of what I started with. Do they require special soil conditions? They look really neat in your masses jmorth.
Tracey
central Illinois
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jmorth
Aug 8, 2011 7:41 AM CST
Reviewing record from May reveals there were 345 tubers from 18 large and very large containers. Of these, about 200 were repotted into 13 of the biggest pots/containers, remainder were shared with friends and a couple placed in the ground. There are two varieties present G. rothschildiana (red/yellow) and G. greenii (yellowish green). Started out with 2 tubers from Missouri Botanical Garden about a dozen years ago. (a couple of Greenii were added a few years back, they've expanded to 15 or so).
It took me a couple of weeks to re-pot them all.
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Name: Michael Norberry
Arcata, CA Zone 9 or 17 suns (Zone 9a)
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mnorberry
Aug 8, 2011 8:09 PM CST
Beautiful, haven't had much luck with these. I planted 6 red and this year only 1 came up. I checked the pots and nothing. Last year I purchased 4 green, so far only 2 came up. They were very small when I received them. I think my problem last year on the red was I didn't let them dry out. My area is very very wet.....
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Aug 8, 2011 9:22 PM CST
I think the problem then is the size. Mine were huge compared to a lima bean. I potted them in regular potting mix along with other plants and every single one came up.
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jmorth
Aug 9, 2011 7:50 AM CST
Recently
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Aug 9, 2011 7:55 AM CST
Those yellow ones are really beautiful too!
central Illinois
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jmorth
Aug 10, 2011 2:55 AM CST
Hummers enjoy gloriosas
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Aug 10, 2011 7:10 AM CST
Love those pics with the hummingbirds.

I just can't wait. Those buds keep getting bigger and bigger.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Aug 14, 2011 8:25 AM CST
I have two buds just opening! So pretty already.
central Illinois
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jmorth
Aug 25, 2011 2:36 PM CST
Check out this double
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Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
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enidcandles
Aug 25, 2011 2:54 PM CST
Those are really cool!! Do you think they would grow in Oklahoma's extreme heat?

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