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Gloriosa Lily

Postby Pokie » Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:17 am

Anyone grown these before? Are they easy to grow, how much water do they need, will they take frost?

AND a question for Ian...

It says in the catalouge not for ...NSW... . Does this mean you can grow them there are you cant post them there. Also does that include ACT?


THANKS! :D
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Postby Ann » Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:45 am

It means that GE can't post them because it is possibly classed as a weed there. :cry: But, if you can get one, there's nothing to stop you growing it. :D I got a couple of tubers summer before last and the did grow and flower even this far south, but it did not even put out shoots last year as the weather was too cold, :cry: so I am hoping this year and I'm reserving a nice warm place for it :D :D The tubers are still alive :D
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Postby Pokie » Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:36 pm

Ok! :cry: Thanks anyway Ann! :D
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Postby Pam » Sun Sep 03, 2006 5:40 am

Pokie, I believe Ann is right. I seem to recall having read somewhere it is a particular nuisance around some rivers.
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Postby Pokie » Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:17 am

Really? Oh well... Must travel to those rivers then! :P
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Postby midgin » Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:41 am

Gloriosa lily is one plant I have always wished for...now I am starting to think I may have to go with Pokie to the river...
They have a spectacular flower..
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Postby Pokie » Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:42 am

We'll got to the river to egther and hire a trailer to bring them all back midgin! :D
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Postby Bertha » Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:47 am

I think they are a nuisance in some areas but not others...I believe they like the sandy type soils the best?

I managed to kill my last one thru lack of water, so had to go back and nick a couple more...

The GE "how to grow" page has some info on them...

They're a lovely flower, aren't they?
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Postby bubba louie » Sun Sep 03, 2006 1:00 pm

You should take note that all parts of this plant are poisonous to people and stock and can cause skin irritations.
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Postby The Estate » Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:22 pm

lost here anyone got a pic of one ?? :lol:
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Postby bubba louie » Mon Sep 04, 2006 3:16 pm

Google is your friend. :P
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Postby Ken the gardener » Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:18 pm

Glory Lily, Family: Colchicaceae
*Gloriosa superba
Its Cosmopolitan from Africa and Asia, a dreadful weed along coastal areas in my district in nutrient enriched sands. It is widely cultivated unfortunately and has naturalised in coastal districts North from the Sydney region to Queensland.
It is difficult to control through knifing out and its unlikely that it will be eradicated. It is a monocot with fibrous extended rhizomes and has annual stems arising from these thick extensive rhizomes, and can spread by seed. The fruit are a capsule, Ellipsoid and green when ripe appearing summer to winter. A perennial herb and long lived.
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Postby cordelia » Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:28 am

Looks beautiful, but ecologically disastrous!! :twisted: :twisted:
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Postby Pokie » Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:50 am

cordelia wrote:Looks beautiful, but ecologically disastrous!! :twisted: :twisted:


Yes but I think it likes the warm more than the cold...
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Postby Pam » Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:40 am

It's quite containable outside its 'preferred climate' - hence the reason it is available for sale in the cooler states, I guess.
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Postby Pokie » Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:01 pm

Decided not to get one after all... Will see later when the drought breaks (if ever! :roll: ) :(
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