Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Shade
Full to partial shade
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing 18 to 30 in. tall and wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Shade Loving
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring
Botanical Pronunciation:KLY-vee-uh min-ee-AH-tuh
Plant type:Perennial
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth rate:Slow
Average landscape size:Moderate growing 18 to 30 in. tall and wide.
Special features:Year-round Interest
Foliage color:Dark Green
Blooms:Spring
Flower color:Orange
Garden styleTropical
Design IdeasPlant in a shady location in a bed, border or container. Planted in mass they brighten those sometimes colorless shade gardens. Use indoors or out for a tropical look when in bloom. The glossy, strappy foliage adds interests year round.
Companion PlantsCreate a cool, tropical shade garden when combined with Elephant Ears, Tasmanian Tree Fern, Fushcia, and Ferns. The golden color of Flax Lily and Japanese Forest Grass help brighten the area and the deep blue blooms of Viola complement the bold, orange blooms of Clivia.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Great plant for dry shade. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years after flowering in spring.Pruning time: summer after flowering.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Shade
Full to partial shade
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
C. miniata is native to South Africa. The first plants were sent to England in 1820 where Kew Gardens botanist John Lindley began cultivating them.He named them in honor of Lady Clive, Duchess of Northumberland, who cultivated many of Mr. Lindley's plants in her conservatory.Over the years, many hybrids of C. miniata were developed throughout England, Belgium and Germany. The Belgian Hybrid Orange is coveted for its large blooms.