56507

Gloriosa superba ‘Rothschildiana’

Glory lily

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Gloriosa superba 'Rothschildiana'
  • Common name: Glory lily
  • Family: Colchicaceae
  • Plant Type: Conservatory
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

The flame or glory lily, Gloriosa superba ‘Rothschildiana’, is a deciduous climber, bearing startling bright red flowers with recurved petals and protruding stamens, and flashy yellow margins. It’s the perfect choice for an exotic planting scheme, especially when allowed to climb through other plants. It’s also a popular conservatory plant.

Advertisement

In early spring plant the finger-like tubers 8cm deep in a pot, and maintain a temperature of 16oC. Provide support for the stems to climb up, be it a trellis or other shrubs. Water Gloriosa superba ‘Rothschildiana’ well and feed every fortnight in summer, but keep dry in winter.

How to grow Gloriosa 'Rothschildiana'

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    2m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy
  • Plant care: Ideal for a bright conservatory

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Gloriosa 'Rothschildiana' and wildlife

Gloriosa 'Rothschildiana' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Gloriosa 'Rothschildiana' poisonous?

Gloriosa 'Rothschildiana' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Gloriosa 'Rothschildiana'