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RE: Gloriosa, Glory Lily, Tiger's Claws

Kitty, mine is in the ground for the first time this year, it's planted
with yellow Stella D'oro daylilies, and Salvia Greggii 'Cherry Queen' and
'Hot Lips'. It's just gorgeous. It picks up the yellow and reds from both
plants. It's about 3 feet. It's planted inside one of those circular wire
cages. It does send out tendrils that wrap around the wire. I was planning
on taking a picture to send to you guys so I need to do that.

It's in full sun, rather moist soil. Personally, I would not plant it whit
the lilac. Last year I set this one next to a Hibiscus and its leaves and
blooms got lost as the other grew. It's never gotten 6 feet before, but
we'll see this year. A tomato cage would do fine for it to climb on IMO. 

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC 

> [Original Message]
> From: Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
> To: meditplants <medit-plants@ucdavis.edu>; <gardenchat@hort.net>;
Perennials <perennials@hort.net>
> Date: 5/31/2005 1:09:51 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Gloriosa, Glory Lily, Tiger's Claws
> Has anyone grown Gloriosa?  Since I had to give that talk on summer
bulbs, I
> awakened an interest this year and bought some things.  My Rhodohypoxis
> a bloom on it now!  But, back to Gloriosa...It's in a gallon pot and it's
> already 2 feet tall.  I read that it grows 6-8 feet and begins blooming
at 3
> feet, so I've got to get it out there.   I think I'll just sink the pot. 
> don't really want to buy another trellis.  Do you think it would climb
> around on the outside of a lilac?  The stem is awfully thick.  Any help
> would be appreciated.
> Kitty
> neIN Z5
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