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Littonia modesta

Climbing lily

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Growth HabitScrambling or scandent
  • Flower ColourOrange-yellow
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Littonia modesta (Climbing lily). A scrambling or scandent, perennial herb from South Africa. Bears bright green, linear to ovate leaves and orange-yellow profuse flowers. They require regular watering and misting to increase humidity once established. Can be grown in the open if the winters are mild.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Peaty
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Grow in full sun in moist, peat soil. They require regular watering and misting to increase humidity once established. Thrive in pots on terraces and can be grown in the open if the winters are mild. Propagate from seed or by dividing tubers.

Propagation

Propagate from seed or by dividing tubers.

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