Gloriosa 'Rothschildiana'
Gloriosa 'Rothschildiana'
Gloriosa 'Rothschildiana'
Gloriosa 'Rothschildiana'
Gloriosa 'Rothschildiana'
Gloriosa 'Rothschildiana'
Gloriosa 'Rothschildiana'
Gloriosa 'Rothschildiana'
Gloriosa 'Rothschildiana'

Gloriosa 'Rothschildiana'

"Flame lily"

Gloriosa 'Rothschildiana'

1 bulb — £5.95

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Description

The truly glorious and extremely popular member of the Gloriosa superba lily family, the 'Rothschildiana' (or Flame lily), is part of the East African branch of this flower clan. The delicate lily flower with its generous brush strokes of bright red on a background of bright yellow, has petals which usually curl back as the flower drops its head and exposes green stamen with orange and green anthers. The Gloriosa lily is a climbing plant and can end up reaching close on 2 meters in height, but must be supported with a trellis against a wall, or given a safe climbing option like an obelisk if planted in the garden.

Gloriosa 'Rothschildiana' likes sunlight and ventilation but does need protection from the sun when it’s at its hottest.

Gracy knows
"The fragrance of Gloriosa superba 'Rothschildiana' flowers is often used in perfumes: The romantic, light and slightly sweet scent gives a warm and alluring tone!"

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Suitable for indoors

  • Climbing habit

  • Comes back every year

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Needs winter protection

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Gloriosa superba 'Rothschildiana'

  • Flower colour

    Yellow, red

  • Bulb size

    20/25 (king size)

  • Established height

    1.5-2m

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Climbing

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Tender/Tropical

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Indoors
    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Exotic gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • Growing skill

    Requires specific conditions

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    Skin/eyes irritant
    Toxic if eaten

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

  • Orders placed until 29 February 2025
    You can expect your order in February/March 2025

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2025
    You can expect your order in March/April 2025

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2025
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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For your Gloriosa bulbs, rich but well-drained soil is required as well as full sun. Wear gloves when working with the bulbs or plants as gloriosa is considered toxic if ingested and even working with the stems or leaves can cause irritation!

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