• Clivia miniata

Clivia miniata, Yellow Cultivar


Clivia miniata

Common Name: Yellow Clivia

Origin: South Africa

Growth Habit: This herbaceous perennial grows from 1 ½ to 2 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide. The dark green leaves grow in clumps and the bright colored flowers range from the more common bright dark orange to yellows and apricots.

Cultural Requirements: Clivia Lilies grow well with filtered sunlight or shade and prefer regular water during the summer. They prefer a soil rich in organic matter with good filtration and can tolerate drier conditions in the fall and winter. Propagation is done by seed or dividing clumps after flowering in the spring. They are cold tolerant down to about 30 degrees Fahrenheit.

Features/Uses: Great accent color in shaded planting bed or in shaded containers.

Bloom Time: Late Winter to Early Spring

Where in the Garden: African Garden and South African Garden

Other colored Clivia's can be seen in the garden as well.


Photos: Rachel Cobb