Gloriosa Lily

 
Red Gloriosa Lily, Gloriosa rothschildiana, Gloriosa Lily, Glory Lily, Fire Lily

Regular Price: $29.98

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Gloriosa Lily, also called Fire Lily, is a tropical trailing vine produces flame-colored blooms. Perfect for growing in a pot or in the garden - just make sure to give it something to climb on! Hardy in zones 8-10. (Gloriosa rothschildiana)

Zones 8 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Containers
Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 60-72" tall
Bulb Spacing1 bulb per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Size Bag of 3 - Bulb Size: 15-20 cm
SKU 17BULB3

Plant Information

This incredible plant is from the Asian jungles, and can be a true spectacle twining up a trellis. The blooms have earned the common name of Fire Lily', and anyone can see why. Each flower looks like a flame. It's great outside after frosts, or in patio pots. Give it something to climb on, since the handsome leaves sprout twining tendrils as the vine grows. Plant this one, and your neighbors will think you're a plant expert. They'll never know how easy it is to handle!

From a gardener who's grown it: 'I was given some gloriosa tubers two years ago. They die down in Montgomery, AL in the winter and new plants pop up next spring. And pop they do! They seem to pop up a couple of inches the first night and grow quickly after that. I have small trellises and plant stakes to help them stand and they are so unique as the blooms develop. I transplanted one into a pot and brought it in when weather turned cold. I had gloriosa blooms in my dining room window for our Thanksgiving family dinner.'. ....from a subscriber to DavesGarden.com, gardening in Montgomery, AL

SKU 17BULB3
Common Name Gloriosa Lily, Glory Lily, Fire Lily
Botanical Name Gloriosa rothschildiana
Zones 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 60-72" tall
Bulb Size 15-20 cm
Bulb Spacing 1 bulb per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant tubers horizontally (laying flat) 2" to 3" below the surface.
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Plant Type / Life Cycle Annual
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Containers
Additional Information Hardy in zones 8-10. Can be grown as annuals in zones 2-7.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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3.2

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beautiful blooms on a fast growing vine

I bought the tubers and placed them in big pots with inverted tomato cages for them to climb on. They grow beautifully and love to climb up towards the light. The flowers look like...Read complete review

I bought the tubers and placed them in big pots with inverted tomato cages for them to climb on. They grow beautifully and love to climb up towards the light. The flowers look like flames and it brightens the spot in which they are placed.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

INVASIVE ZONE 10

In southeast Florida zone 10, our church congregation decided to plant in our large growing containers and it looked great the first year. The seeds were eaten by birds or dispersed however now the...Read complete review

In southeast Florida zone 10, our church congregation decided to plant in our large growing containers and it looked great the first year. The seeds were eaten by birds or dispersed however now the plant is everywhere and competeing for lawn space and growing over established plants killing them out.

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3.0

I felt shorted.

By 

from Georgia

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive

Cons

  • Pests & Disease

Best Uses

  • Outdoors

Comments about American Meadows Gloriosa Lily:

Of the three tubers sent:
one was rotten
one did not grow
one did grow and is just wahat I wanted.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Gloriosa Lily Review

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from Alburtis, Pa.

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Gloriosa Lily:

    Purchased three bulbs. Two came up and are very unique and beautiful. Visited regularly by humming birds and butterflies. Would have given 5 stars had all three bulbs grown.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Not Glorious

    By 

    from Wilmington, NC

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about American Meadows Gloriosa Lily:

    I planted the tubers of the Gloriosa lily in a pot, so that they could be transplanted once they started to grow. They did not grow. No shoots, no growth, just stayed the same as when they came through the mail.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    No Show Gloriosas

    By 

    from San Francisco, CA

    Pros

      Cons

      • They Never Developed

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Gloriosa Lily:

        They arrived, I planted them and nothing happened.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        INVASIVE ZONE 10

        By 

        from Fort lauderdale Florida

        Comments about American Meadows Gloriosa Lily:

        In southeast Florida zone 10, our church congregation decided to plant in our large growing containers and it looked great the first year. The seeds were eaten by birds or dispersed however now the plant is everywhere and competeing for lawn space and growing over established plants killing them out.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Fun and unusual blooms

        By 

        from Ann Arbor, mi

        Pros

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Trellis

          Comments about American Meadows Gloriosa Lily:

          I had blooms on this lily for months. The bloom is unique in shape and changes color as it ages.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Didn't grow

          By 

          from Littleton, MA

          Comments about American Meadows Gloriosa Lily:

          Out of the fifteen tubers only one grew, however it died before blooming. Quite expensive.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Blooms so beautiful, but so short-lived

          By 

          from Minneapolis, MN

          Pros

          • Beautiful delicate flower
          • Easy care

          Cons

          • Flowers only last a day
          • Not as prolific

          Best Uses

          • Grouped

          Comments about American Meadows Gloriosa Lily:

          A friend of mine as these in her garden and I have always loved their delicate beauty. Once they start blooming, one has to check them twice a day, the flowers disappear so fast! I love them anyway. I used them in a grouping in my front yard, They kind of got lost with all the other flowers. I think next time I will plant them more toward the edge, though still in a group, so that it will be easier for me to catch them when they bloom!

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          bright and a true eye catcher.

          By 

          from michigan

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Best
          • Bright

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about American Meadows Gloriosa Lily:

              This flower went to the fair and took best of show.
              A real head turner, still showing great after 3 days of being cut, it looks even better.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very unique

              By 

              from BLOOMFIELD CT

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about American Meadows Gloriosa Lily:

              Most people have never seen these so I got some really nice comments. Flowers are just as they are pictured on the web site. Takes a while to start growing, but once they get going...its off to the races.

              The flowers start out looking like they won't get to be red...as the flower itself "ages" you will find the yellow portion turns red and you have a full red flame. This photo shows the oldest of the flowers (the one that bloomed 1st) with the yellow lower portion starting to turn red.

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Beautiful blooms on a fast growing vine

              By 

              from Miami, FL

              Pros

              • Colorful blooms
              • Easy care
              • Fast grower

              Cons

              • Plant dies back for me

              Best Uses

              • For trellises or fences

              Comments about American Meadows Gloriosa Lily:

              I bought the tubers and placed them in big pots with inverted tomato cages for them to climb on. They grow beautifully and love to climb up towards the light. The flowers look like flames and it brightens the spot in which they are placed.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              So Beautiful!!

              By 

              from Lake Crystal, MN

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Pros

              • Reliable Growth
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

              • Wish blooms were bigger

              Best Uses

              • Containers

              Comments about American Meadows Gloriosa Lily:

              Used in a container up against a link fence, the blooms are stunning! Only wish they could be BIGGER, the blooms that is.

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Gloriosa Lily

              By 

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Large Bulb Size
              • Long Bloom Time
              • Pest Resistant
              • Reliable Growth
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about American Meadows Gloriosa Lily:

                  MY Gloriosa Lily are doing really well this year, got lots of beautiful flowers. I attached some photos so you can see how gorgeous they are.

                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  exotic flower worth trying

                  By 

                  from Houston, Texas

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Garden
                    • Patio

                    Comments about American Meadows Gloriosa Lily:

                    I just love this flower from the first time I came across its picture online, with vivid color and all the petals going upwards, it looks like a small bunch of dancing flame, no wander it was called fire lily also. When see the description 15-20cm bulb, I was expecting something like a giant onion. When got my package I was quite surprised to find some bulbs more carrot than onion. 

                    Those "carrots" grow very rapidly, send out long shoots, it is very cute to see they actually use the tip of leaves to grab the trellis, and oh, the flower, once they begin to bloom, it will make your neighbor wondering what are those exotic looking flowers.

                    Some things to look out:
                    1. During the second year, it sends out very long (more than 12 inch) shoots in nearby places, before the leaves appear, I couldn't tell what are they and pulled out some.
                    2. It didn't branching much, so don't expect it will cover the whole trellis
                    3. It is very brittle, try to avoid touch them, they will break!
                    Overall, I highly recommend glorisa lily to fellow gardeners, something definitely worth trying.

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                    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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