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In the garden: Flame lilly (Gloriosa superba)

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In the garden: Flame lilly (Gloriosa superba)

Unread postby NEELSVER » Thu May 03, 2007 8:02 am

Bucky, the next plant I have in mind is the Flame lilly. Do you have any information on this? Is it a protected plant, indigenous and can I buy it at the KNP nursery or any other nursery. Is there a special way to grow this plant?

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Unread postby bucky » Sat May 05, 2007 9:25 am

Hi Neelsver .

Is it one of these Scadoxus ?
Scadoxus photos
I know both of these are at the nursery .

The only other flame lilly I know is a creeper type thing .[/img]

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Unread postby restio » Sat May 05, 2007 3:29 pm

I think the the creeper flame lily is Gloriosa superba. There is some advice on how to grow it on PlantZAfrica. It is extremely poisonous, so not a good choice for the garden if you have small kids.
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Unread postby NEELSVER » Sun May 06, 2007 8:56 pm

Restio

It is the Gloriosa Superba I had in mind - thanks for the information - i agree it is maybe not a good choice for my garden.

Bucky

Thanks to you as well - maybe I must rather consider the flame lillies you included in your post!

Neels

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Re: In the garden: Gloriosa superba

Unread postby kite » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:33 pm

I was reading Gloriosa -flame lily- thread and went to PlantzAfrica site as suggested by Restio.
It has wonderful info on trees written for the layman by experts from the botanical gardens! :clap: :clap:


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