• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly, allowing soil to dry slightly between watering intervals.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower to 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving
    Early spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KLI-vi-a min-i-A-ta
    Plant type:Perennial
    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
    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
    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 settings. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years after flowering in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly, allowing soil to dry slightly between watering intervals.
  • History & Lore
    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.
    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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