Fresh gloriosa, whether you hit the flamboyant version in pinkish red with saffron yellow or the orange with pale yellow edges, the Gloriosa is always sensational. Gloriosa a vase full of flaming fireballs
Whether you hit the flamboyant version in pink-red with saffron yellow or the orange with pale yellow edges, the Gloriosa is always sensational.
COLOURS AND SHAPES
You don't know what you see: the Gloriosa combines a frilly, fresh-green stem with dainty greenish-yellow pistils dancing at the bottom (!). Above them grow six wavy flaming petals that open up to you like a hushed butterfly as they bloom. In short, design by nature when nature was having a really good day. Gloriosa is available in various colours. From yellow to pink, red, orange white and purple. There are two varieties: short ones with a clean stem and somewhat longer ones with leaves and branches. Beautiful in bouquets, but just as lovely in small vases and tea glasses scattered around your home.
In the wild, the Gloriosa, cousin of the lily family, winds up in India and southern Africa. Its official name is Gloriosa rothschildiana, named after zoologist Lionel Rothschild. The flower is also called splendour lily, with 'superba' as its middle name. And there's not a word too much to say about that.
The Gloriosa is a botanical maverick: a tuber that emerges as a spectacular climber. It pulls itself up with little curls at the tips of its leaves, which, like little hands on a ladder, make it higher and higher. Therefore, Gloriosa flowers represent ambition and success: they are the ideal gift for someone with a new job or otherwise experiencing a new beginning.