• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly in extreme heat. Low water needs, once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing 2 ft tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving
    Late winter to early spring.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KLY-vee-uh min-ee-AH-tuh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing 2 ft tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Late winter to early spring.
    Flower color:Yellow
    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. Dark purple foliage plants like Heuchera and Foam Flower as well as deep blue bloomers like Viola and Speedwell complement the bright yellow bloom of this Clivia.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Avoid constantly wet soils. Tolerates dry shade conditions when established. Clumps can be divided every 3-4 years, after flowering. May be overwintered indoors in cold climates.Pruning time: summer after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly in extreme heat. Low water needs, once established.
  • History & Lore
    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 Yellow is coveted for its large blooms and unusual color.