Plant ID

zip_000(z8 GA)May 17, 2007

I know absolutely nothing about flowers, so any help or advice you can give will be appreciated!

We moved into a new house and we have these growing in our back yard - I thought they might be orchids, but someone at the orchid forum told me that they weren't


You can't see it very well in the picture, but the leaves of the plant end in these little twist tendrils that hold onto things. We have these in four different spots in the yard, and would like to add more if it is possible.

I looked through several orchid/tropical indexes but couldn't find this anywhere. If anyone could give me some guesses about what it might be so that I'll know how to care for it and propagate, I'd really appreciate it!


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adamharbeck(WA Aust)

Gloriosa lilies, That's all I know lol

Here is a link that might be useful: random site

    Bookmark   May 17, 2007 at 10:07AM
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Gloriosa superba. Hey, you live in zone 8 and have a gloriosa? Wow!
Gloriosa is a tropical climber (grows 3-4m) and is usually sold as a bulb (something like a bulb). It dies back in winter and is best grown in light shade. I planted a bulb indoors myself and I'm hoping to see that lovely flower sometime soon.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2007 at 5:49PM
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I live in Zimbabwe, and Gloriosa superba is our national flower. We call them Flame Lilies or Christmas lilies. I collected some seeds this year. Anyone interested?
Blessings David.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2011 at 12:35AM
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