Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Glorious!

This is my Gloriosa lily, also known as the flame lily, and climbing lily.  One of my worst habits concerning my garden is to buy something on impulse, with no clue as to how it will do or fit in.




I saw a photograph of the gloriosa lily in a catalog last year and ordered three.  They bloomed again this year, even better than before. I will definitely order some more for next year. After the hard freeze in January I wasn't sure they had survived, but they did indeed. 


Buds!!



Come on, you can do it!


At last!




Their stalks have little tendrils that will attach to whatever is nearby. One got tangled up with the nearby bridal wreath.  They really don't need staking, though.


I like them because of their height. They grow above the fence, which is about 3 1/2 feet high.



My daughter and I saw a house with these on either side of the front sidewalk. They were absolutely gorgeous.


Simply glorious!

3 comments:

  1. Where are you planning on putting the gloriosa's?

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  2. I have no idea. Any suggestions?

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  3. well, green iris, where is there any room in your yard?

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