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
Gloriosa Lily, Glory Lily, Fire Lily
Gloriosa superba Rothschildiana
|Item Package Size|
Bag of 3
Climbing / trailing green foliage.
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mid summer until frost
60-72" tall (5-6 feet)
1 bulb per sq. ft.
Plant tubers horizontally (laying flat) 2" to 3" below the surface.
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Perennial in zones 8-10. Annual in zones 3-7.
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. Toxic to dog, cats and horses.
Spring / Summer
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|