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Gloriosa Lily

Gloriosa rothschildiana
SKU: HC017255
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Like a flash of firelight, Gloriosa Lily (Gloriosa rothschildiana or commonly, Flame Lily or Fire Lily) is an eye-catching climbing tender perennial that bears unusual rich-toned red flowers, with penciled yellow edges and swept back petals. Spice up a boring wall or trellis with Gloriosa! (Note: All parts of the plant are poisonous.)
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Botanical Name
Gloriosa rothschildiana
Growing Zones
Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Long Bloom Time, Cut Flowers
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
60-72" tall (5-6 feet)
Bloom Time
Mid summer until frost


Gloriosa Lily (Gloriosa rothschildiana) is a standout vining perennial that bears unique exotic 4-5" flowers in shades of red and yellow. Also known as Flame Lily or Fire Lily, it grows 5-8 feet in a season, and is lightweight and easy to train up a wall or trellis with light supports. Plant in a sun to part shade location (6-8 hours of sun per day) in compost enriched, well-drained soil. Avoid intense afternoon sun if possible. Plant Gloriosa Lily 2-3" away from your trellis. Keep the soil evenly moist until shoots appear 2-3 weeks after planting, then reduce watering to once or twice per week, whenever it feels dry an inch below the surface. Tie the vine as it begins to grow up the trellis, just to get them started. Fertilize regularly during the growing season and enjoy a summer filled with tropical flowers! 5-8 ft. tall x 2-3 ft. wide. Note: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. Toxic to squirrels, dogs, cats and horses.