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Clivia miniata (Bush Lily, Clivia)

Clivia miniata (Bush Lily, Clivia)
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Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Spreading clump
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Orange Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Medium - high
Hardiness Half hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Clivia miniata - Cultivation Notes

Clivia is only part hardy in the UK so requires a very sheltered warm planting location that is not to sunny. Plant into any free draining fertile soil: good winter drainage is essential. Clivia also requires a limited root run to encourage flowering so consider planting in a pot, that way you can protect this plant under glass in the winter. Mulch around roots in autumn to protect roots from frost and provide fertility. Also be aware that all parts of this plant are mildy toxic.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Clivia miniata:

  • Suitable for container growing

Weaknesses of Clivia miniata

  • Poisonous if eaten/irritating sap
  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Clivia miniata:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
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Common Missspellings: Clivea, Klivia

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