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Re: Gloriosa, Glory Lily, Tiger's Claws


LOL! Sorry Kitty, then I guess you were right on track to begin with! I
didn't even think about it being a temperate plant. My bad ;-)
A 

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC 


> [Original Message]
> From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 6/1/2005 9:42:02 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Gloriosa, Glory Lily, Tiger's Claws
>
> Plant it in the fall? Lordy!  That's when the show will be over and it has
> to come inside.  It is native to India, a zone 8-10 plant.  I plan on
either
> sinking the pot or placing a decorative bottomless pot over it.  I think
it
> will still go next to the lilac as this lilac doesn't get that big - I
> believe it's back to full size after a good pruning several years ago. 
And,
> if the lilac doesn't behave itself, I'll cut back any growth that covers
the
> Gloriosa's flowers.
>
> Kitty
> neIN, Z5
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "A A HODGES" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 11:28 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Gloriosa, Glory Lily, Tiger's Claws
>
>
> > Hmmm, interesting. I've never noticed that. Mine is leaning towards the
> > light.....but, it's also blooming so that would be why.
> >
> > I do think it will get taller than three feet, but not too much. Maybe
> > four? Mine is about four. Of course, I'm in a completely different
climate
> > so who knows....
> > I would leave it in the pot til you see what it's going to do with the
> > lilac. Can you plant it in the fall or will it be too close to freezing
> > time for it to get settled?
> > A
> >
> > Andrea H
> > Beaufort, SC
> >
> >
> > > [Original Message]
> > > From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Date: 5/31/2005 10:26:11 PM
> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Gloriosa, Glory Lily, Tiger's Claws
> > >
> > > So you don't think it will get taller than 3 feet?  Will it branch
out?
> > > From the soil it is a fat bare stem, 15 inches before the first leaf.
> It
> > is
> > > already 3 ft.
> > >
> > > Someone else told me that "As it grows, Gloriosa leans away from the
> > > light--which means it would lean in toward the lilac bush and grab
ahold
> > of
> > > its twigs with the tendrils
> > > at the ends of its leaves.... initially displays a reverse
phototropism
> by
> > > growing toward
> > > the darkest point on the horizon, since that usually is a tree trunk
or
> > > other solid object up whose face the vine can climb.   Once the
Gloriosa
> > has
> > > latched onto the outer twigs of the lilac with its leaftip tendrils,
its
> > > leaves and inflorescence will lean out toward the light, displaying
the
> > > flowers"
> > >
> > > Kitty
> > > neIN, Z5
> > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > From: "A A HODGES" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 6:16 PM
> > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] 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.
> > > > A
> > > >
> > > > Andrea H
> > > > Beaufort, SC
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > [Original Message]
> > > > > From: Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
> > > > <4042N15@nationalhearing.com>
> > > > > 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
> > > > has
> > > > > 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.
> > > > I
> > > > > 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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