• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly; allow soil to dry slightly between watering intervals.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving Blooms
    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; reaches 2 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Late Winter to Early Spring
    Flower color:Yellow
    Design IdeasPlant in a shady location in a bed, border or container. Planted in masse 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 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.Pruning time: summer after flowering.
    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
    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.


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