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Gloriosa carsonii
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Gloriosa carsonii

Carson's Gloriosa Lily

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Item #: 11558

Zones: 7b to 10b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 96" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: Eastern Africa

Pot Size: Bare Root / 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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Gloriosa carsonii is a deciduous woodland vine that hails from much of East Africa, but is prized ornamentally around the world. From a thickened root, Gloriosa emerges in spring with green stems that attach it to nearby vertical structures via tendrils. The 8' long, deciduous vine is home to flowers that resemble a hovering bird...yellow petals, highlighted by a dramatic central purple pattern down the center. For us, Gloriosa carsonii flowers most of the summer. Slightly moist, sandy loam soils seem to work well.