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Flower ID
updated: Jan 22, 2013, 2:01 PM

By Charles Brewster

Please excuse me if I've asked this before but can someone please identify this beautiful flower for me? I would like some for my own yard and would like to ask for it by name at my local garden center. Thanks

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 COMMENT 366199 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-22 02:19 PM

Clivia

Aren't they great? Love the dark orange ones. I got one that someone had tossed to the curb with a "free" sign. :)

 

 COMMENT 366200 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-22 02:19 PM

Clivia

 

 COMMENT 366204 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-22 02:23 PM

It's called a Clivia Miniata, or Natal Lily/Bush Lily. I have two on my patio. Really pretty and hearty.

 

 COMMENT 366208P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-22 02:28 PM

Thank you.

 

 COMMENT 366212 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-22 02:35 PM

Awww beat me to it. Yep they're right.

 

 COMMENT 366228 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-22 02:59 PM

One of the few flowers that love total shade.

 

 COMMENT 366264 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-22 04:00 PM

Total shade? Yay! Do they do ok without supplemental watering, too, or am I still looking for a fictitious plant? ;)

 

 COMMENT 366276P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-22 04:16 PM

Really, 264, Dan is right: total shade. As in, shade all day.

 

 COMMENT 366312P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-22 04:54 PM

Yes, clivia and once in awhile one can find white blossomed ones. White ones are rare.

 

 COMMENT 366340 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-22 05:34 PM

There is a planting of this amaryllid about 20' by 100 feet at Lotusland. Really beautiful in bloom.

 

 COMMENT 366343P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-22 05:38 PM

631, cool. If I find one I'll share it with Edhat readers.

Submitter.

 

 COMMENT 366363 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-22 06:18 PM

Do they attract butterflies and bees? I'm trying to make an insectary for my fruits and veggies

 

 COMMENT 366374 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-22 06:29 PM

Clivia requires supplemental watering. It's not a desert plant.

 

 MOMMAME agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-22 06:46 PM

Awesome, I have been looking for a total shade plant and now I have a name. Thanks for the info and the beautiful photos.

 

 COMMENT 366489 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-23 07:30 AM

The pictured plant is one of the Belgian hybrids or other named varieties such as 'Flame'. The common form is paler orange and flowers more freely. There are also exquisite yellow varieties.

Used to be Kaffir lily, not PC now.

 

 SBNURSE agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-23 09:42 AM

I have about 6 plants along the side of my house in complete shade. Once established they don't need much water. But they only flower once a year, fairly early in the year, before other flowers are out. Stay pretty and dark green all the time, though. Have fun

 

 GBOB agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-23 12:46 PM

My experience with Clivia indicates VERY little water needed, thought they won't complain if you give them a drink.

They're actually a recommended species for planting under Oaks, which should NOT be watered at all.

There is a beautiful yellow variety; 'San Marcos Yellow', which is every bit as sturdy as the much more common orange.

 

 COMMENT 366796P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-23 10:22 PM

I have them growing in the shade in my yard (Total Shade). I would like to add that they bloom early for a very short period of time but remain healthy looking all year and they can be moved often and easily.

 

 COMMENT 366798P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-23 10:24 PM

May I ask? Can anyone tell me why all but one of my plants bloom's and it doesn't? It is in the same location and receives the same amount of water and nutrients.

 

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