June 18th, 2010
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.