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Littonia modesta AKA Gloriosa modesta, Climbing Lily, Climbing Bell, Butter lily.

20 fresh seeds.

Recently harvested from my mature free flowering plants.

A true delight, bell shaped golden flowers are borne in profusion on slender stems in summer. Native to South Africa these plants thrive in most NZ conditions. Shiny, light green leaves have strong tendrils to attach to other plants or to stakes placed to support the tall stems.

This beautiful climbing lily opens its waxy golden yellow flowers over a very long period over the summer, usually growing to six feet or more. My own plant flowered in summer and again in autumn. Although it is related to Gloriosa superba, this one is easier to grow and can actually be grown out doors in cool climates as long as it is given good drainage and adequate shelter through winter’s harshest weeks.

Seeds are borne in triangular shaped pods which open to display the ripe bright orangey red seeds

Seed sowing assistance:

Seeds may be sown at any time of year but usually in spring. Place seeds on to containers of seed raising mix and cover with 5-10mm of free draining mix. Keep the pots warm and moist - temperatures around 18 -22 degrees C - in a well lit area. Seeds usually germinate within 2-6 weeks but depending on weather conditions, may take longer so don’t discard the pots or seed trays.

Seedlings are potted into 7cm pots until they’re strong enough to be planted permanently either into large pots or in a warm, sunny area of the garden where the soil is free draining.

First 5 pictures show the flowers.

6th Picture shows freshly harvested seed pods.

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No pick-ups but I will deliver for free within the Whakatane town area.
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  • Seller location: Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, NZ

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