June Plant

June 18th, 2010

Clivia miniata

The Clivia

 

Clivia lilies are excellent plants for shady spots.  I love them because they are hardy and evergreen with lovely strappy leaves.  They will flower well in quite deep shade.  My Clivia is flowering now and it is a welcome patch of colour on a dark gloomy winter day!  In Spring the Clivia will flower again, it is a busy little bee!  After the flowers are finished there often follows dark red berries.  They will grow in almost any soil, as long as it is moderately well drained.  They seem to be quite happy during the long hot summer too.  Honestly, what more could you ask of a little plant.

Happy gardening!

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One Response to “June Plant”

  1. Bernieh Says:

    Hi Mandy … it has such a pretty flower. I’ve always wanted to grow these, but I’ve never been sure that they’ll survive our heat, humidity and rainy season. I know they’re supposed to be heat hardy but I’ve never seen them growing up here!

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