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Re: 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

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
> > 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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