fandpa

You are here: Home » Flowers » Weddings » What to choose » Bouquet styles

Gloriosa

E-mail Print PDF

gloriosa

Name

Gloriosa Rothschildiana is more commonly known as the Gloriosa Lily or Glory Lily from the latin Gloria meaning honour, fame. This splendid and exotic lily was named after Baron Z.W. Rothschild, an authority on birds, who brought the flower from Africa and entered it at an exhibition of the English Horticultural Society at the turn of the century.

Description

The flower bears six delicate reflexed petals with scalloped yellow edges each measuring approximately 3-4" (8-10cm) across.

Origin

Originally from tropical Africa, Gloriosa is the national flower of Zimbabwe. Since then it has mainly been grown in Holland. It was first cultivated in the UK in 1902.

Colour

Red through to cerise with yellow edges.

Availability

April to October

Family

Lilium

Care tips

These flowers are extremely sensitive to being handled and are therefore often sold in inflatable bags to avoid damage. Wilting flowers can be revived by immersing in deep water for several hours.

Facts

Gloriosa is in fact a vine and therefore can be bought as single stems (short variety) or as a whole top vine with several clusters of flowers (long variety).