Saturday, March 19, 2011

Macro Flowers Saturday; Gloriosa rothschildiana;



I have been away up North for a few days. Walking along the beach I found this Gloriosa scrambling all over the place with many flowers. I think they show generally a more crimson colour than this orange red. It is a vine and grows from tubers. I have taken a few cuttings to try to grow it.
I hope you like the Gloriosa Lily as it is sometimes called.

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8 comments:

  1. Australia has the most amazing and unique flowers and birds that I have never seen, living in North America as I do. This one is a real beauty, and completely new to me.

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  2. I'd never have imagined these flowers growing on the beach! They grow wild in the jungles near my hometown. I bought some tubers in December on a holiday trip to a neighbouring state. Now they are ready to use the support that I have already readied for them. It's a first time for me. LOVE your header!!

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  3. Interesting little flower, quite new for me. I love its strong orange color.

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  4. I am not sure the ones planted here are of same variety. Also, I saw a gardener who planted it in the open, in the full sun, the vine and flower look 'skinnier', so I thought some shade will be better for the plant. Or maybe the ones we have here is a different variety of Gloriosa superba. I have not grown one before but wish to plant one some day. It's a beautiful plant. I hope your cutting sends out new shoots for you ;-)

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  5. Thank you to all for the comments. I have planted the cuttings, they still look good. I hope I can get them growing.

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  6. Did you ever get the Gloriosa cuttings growing? Most sites only mention propagation from bulbs or seeds, so it would be interesting to hear how your cuttings developed...

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