Gloriosa / Unique Bulbs
She has elongated tubers / rhizomes, unique petals with a flaming pattern and is a wonderful climber. With the small curls at the tips of the leaves, it pulls itself up. The pistils on the underside of 6 wavy petals are greenish yellow. The flowers appear at the top of the stems. They continue to grow during flowering and that is why the 4 cm bells hang gracefully from the stems. It blooms for about a month, after which a capsule the size of a large gherkin appears from the center of each flower. The seeds are hidden in this.
Because the Gloriosa is not hardy, it is best planted in a pot. In May, plant them in a large pot with the nose upwards and cover with 5 cm of soil mixture of compost, lawn soil, peat and sand. Place the pot in a light, sheltered spot. She likes to grow in moist soil that gets dry in between. Plant them carefully because each tuber has only one growing point. In a sunny greenhouse, where the temperature does not fall below 15 ° C all year round, they can be planted in the open ground.