Specie: G. superba
from Latin meaning glorious: Gloriosa lily
Glory lily. Flame lily, fire lily, superb lily, climbing lily, creeping lily.
Name in Latin: Colchicaceae
Name in English:
Origin: Tropical Asia and Africa. The name Gloriosa comes from the word gloriosus, which means handsome and superba form the word superb clearly alluding to the beautiful flowers.
Growth Habit: perennial herbaceous; horizontal rhizome: climbing
Flower: striking wavy-edged yellow and red flowers. Lily like 4-5 inches with wavy-edged petals reflexed back.
Blooming Period: April - September ( intermittent import)
Leaf: spirally arranged or subopposite with cir tips: elliptical lanceolate
corsage and wedding work: usage limited by short stem, locally the longer stems are sometimes available.
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: 5-10 days
Amount of water: moderate
Special handling: Gloriosa plant material is highly toxic
Hold individual bloom refrigerated in air tight bags in which they are shipped. With vined hydrate in warm water with commercial preservative/ floral food.