Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Shade
Full shade
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate grower to 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Shade Loving
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Early spring
Botanical Pronunciation:KLI-vi-a min-i-A-ta
Plant type:Perennial
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
Foliage color:Dark Green
Blooms:Early spring
Flower color:Orange
Flower attributesShowy Flowers
Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Design IdeasExceptional beauty for light challenged spaces. Plant between buildings, on the north side foundation and around the base of an elevated deck. Vivid color among big leaf tropicals and beneath the canopies of shade trees. Thrives in coastal conditions and very well adapted to containers.
Companion PlantsClivia can be grouped with other exquisite small warm climate plants such as Miniature Gardenia, (Gardenia jasminoides 'Radicans'), Burgundy Glow Carpet Bugle, (Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'), Silver Dragon Lilyturf, (Liriope spicata 'Silver Dragon') and Imperial Princess Azalea, (Azalea indica 'Moness').
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.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Shade
Full shade
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
Native to the Cape region of South Africa, this exotic lily is grouped with the Amaryllis family. It was first classified by Hooker in the 19th century and again by John Lindley who finally named it after the Clive family known as the Dutchess of Northumberland. This improved cultivar was developed and introduced by Monrovia.
Lore:
South African settlers called this plant boslelie, which means forest lily, describing the preferred habitat for the species in its homeland.

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