("Climbing lily / Gloriosa lily / Fame lily / Glory lily")


This is one of the most exotic plants you can easily grow yourself. Its glossy leaves end in tendrils, which supports the plant as it climbs and scrambles over a fence or along a trellis. Flowers are produced from the leaf axils at the top of the plant, striking 3-5" / 7-13 cm flowers resembling a Turk's-cap lily. The undulating petals are strongly reflexed with protruding stamens. They are excellent high fashion cutflowers for bouquets and corsages. Cut them when they have almost opened all the way and split the end of the main stem before putting them into a vase.

What You Need To Know Before You Plant:

When Will This Flower Bloom?

Mid Summer continuous into mid Fall

When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?


What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?

Partial sun to partial shade

What Color Will the Flower Be?

See 'popular varieties'

How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?

12 in / 30 cm

How Deep Should I Dig?

3 in / 8 cm

How Tall Will It Grow?

40-80 in / 100-200 cm

Recommended Number of Bulbs Per Square Foot?


Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?


How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?

Anywhere near a trellis, obelisk, pergola, old tree stump or a fence.

Other Popular Varieties

'Greenii' (pale yellow-green), 'Lutea' (yellow) and 'Rothschildiana' (red, yellow edge).

About the Family

Gloriosa Family

Their native range is tropical Africa, Southeastern Asia and parts of Malaysia.

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