Gloriosa superba 'Greenii'
Gloriosa Lily, Climbing Lily
Bloom Time: Summer
Gloriosa superba 'Greenii' is a deciduous summer-growing climber with tuberous roots. It grows up to 5 feet (1.5 m) tall. The slender stems are upright to scrambling and can grow up to 13.3 feet (4 m) long. They are produced annually. Tubers sprout in spring, and a tuber sends 1 to 6 stems. The leaves are shiny, bright green, and are tipped in a tendril, which will cling to anything it touches. The stems die back in late summer, and the tubers are dormant during winter. The showy flowers are exotic yellow-green and appear on long pedicels on the upper parts of the stems in summer.
How to Grow and Care
Select a location that receives six to eight hours of direct sunlight daily. In southern climates, a location that allows the vines to grow in full sun while the roots of the plant remain shaded is the best location for growing a Gloriosa Lily plant. Some protection from the afternoon sun may be needed as well.
Prepare the soil by tilling it to a depth of 8 inches (20 cm) and amending it with generous amounts of organic matter such as peat moss, compost, or well-rotted manure. Organic matter improves both drainage and aeration and provides a slow-release fertilizer to your Gloriosa Lilies.
Erect 6- to 8-foot (1.8 to 2.4 m) trellis for your Gloriosa Lilies before planting. Check that it is secure and will not topple under the weight of the growing Gloriosa Lilies.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Gloriosa Lilies.
This plant is a cultivar of Gloriosa superba.
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