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#73996 Jun 22nd, 2007 at 03:27 PM
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I just got a glory lily as a gift, it's approx. 4.5 ft. tall. I have absolutely no idea how to care for it and I'm having a very difficult time finding instructions on the internet. Does anyone know anything about them? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!

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I've never heard of a glory lily before, but do you know the botanical name? That would be really helpful! Or try posting a picture, maybe it's known as something else


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Is it Gloriosa rothchildiana? Or Gloriosa Superba? try gooling those.


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I got some gloriosa lilies in a trade from florida. Lots of ligh. Hot weather. Tropical-ish!


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Hi Kate - I managed to find the following notes on Glory Lilies, which I hope are of help to you:

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA zone 8b: to -9.4° C (15° F)
USDA zone 9a: to -6.6° C (20° F)
USDA zone 9b: to -3.8° C (25° F)
USDA zone 10a: to -1.1° C (30° F)
USDA zone 10b: to 1.7° C (35° F)
USDA zone 11: above 4.5° C (40° F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds


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My sister knows what glory lillys are.Its grown naturally in the Andes.she says its glory of the sun.its blue violet and red bicolored.the plant will put off a garlicy/onion smell on hot days.does not come true from seed(She don't know know what the seedlings look like either.I asked.)It blooms April-June and is fragrant.ah asked wrong person.she worked through a pinkish lavendar with green center flower& her dog ate it& threw up.was some white in center also.Its done blooming now just this week& no one took a picture cause someone ran over the cell phone& some things are not working.

I found that American meadows has some on clearance
http://www.americanmeadows.com/Spri...usGloryoftheSunLilyLeucocoryneAndes.aspx

You'll have to do like my sister.its in a watertub actually but large pot will do shes added perlite to bottom half of it claimes it makes the roots prune theirselves& saves her back.It grows with a TI plant& BOP& a piece of ginger.I think she pulls when nights below 50.The plant seems frost senitive.it will return for me in ground and I'm a zone 8b.my ground don't really freeze. That is a neat giftI'd like to see yours bloom.Sis got hers as gift from someone when had her hand surgery from her 'rolling bladeing in grass incendent'( so thats A plant from Feb 06)


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