• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly; allow soil to dry slightly between watering intervals.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving Blooms
    Blooms:
    Early Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KLI-vi-a min-i-A-ta
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Early Spring
    Flower color:Orange
    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 PlantsFuchsia (Fuchsia); Fatsia (Fatsia); Flowering Maple (Abutilon); Elephant Ears (Colocasia); Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in rich, fast-draining soil, in dappled to deep shade; avoid direct sun exposure. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system, allowing soil to dry slightly between intervals. Tolerates moderate drought, once established. Divide every 3 to 4 years, after flowering. May be overwintered indoors in cold climates.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly; allow soil to dry slightly between watering intervals.
  • History & Lore
    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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