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Imagestormyla
Jun 28, 2011 11:48 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Courtesy of our dear friend and fellow MAMster JMorth I tip my hat to you. , many of us are growing Gloriosa lilies for the first time this year. Let's have some fun and chronicle our progress with these beauties here!

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photo courtesy of Jmorth
Imagestormyla
Jun 28, 2011 11:58 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I took these photos the other day and there was just one lily sprouted and it was very tall already over 2'. This morning, 4 others had sprouted!

Please show us your babies!!

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Imagesallyg
Jun 28, 2011 12:53 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Exciting, isn't it! I just got bamboo stakes for mine to climb.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagercn48
Jun 28, 2011 1:05 PM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
It IS exciting but WOW Stormy yours are way ahead of mine! Of course per the usual I procrastinated and didn't get them planted until last week. *Blush* HEY! At least I got them planted! Hilarious! I'm pleased though, only a week later and I'm already seeing two sprouts - thank you J! I tip my hat to you.
Imagestormyla
Jun 28, 2011 1:10 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Deb, My box had one tuber that was a good bit bigger than the others. I think that must be the one with the tall sprout. I planted mine a day or two after they arrived.
Imagercn48
Jun 28, 2011 1:20 PM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
I really don't remember how large or small mine were, I just knew if I didn't get them planted before Rick returned he'd be giving me grief about something else I hadn't planted. I'm hopeful since I'm already seeing sprouts so soon after planting that I'll be seeing more soon!
luvsgrtdanes
Jun 28, 2011 1:39 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
Hurray! I'll get some pics of mine too!
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Imagejmorth
Jun 28, 2011 5:06 PM CST
central Illinois
Had a 1st bloom today. I'll post pic later when downloaded.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Imagestormyla
Jun 28, 2011 5:11 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Unbelievable J!!! Where's that shakin' my head smiley?? Hilarious! Hilarious!
Imagejmorth
Jun 29, 2011 12:09 AM CST
central Illinois
!st bloom for this summer-Thumb of 2011-06-29/jmorth/8db286

The stem emerges first, shoots up swiftly...then the stem splits; after that split, buds start to form at the split's ends, bloom follows.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Imagejmorth
Jun 29, 2011 1:07 AM CST
central Illinois
More notes regarding Gloriosa - The blooms, which will start to form after the initial climbing stem splits, evolve through a series of colors. Color variablity in gloriosas is an indication of bloom maturity. The flower buds will start green then progress to red/yellow stage (peak performance) before fading into pink/white. This progression is shadowed by the position of the petals which go from clasping to curving backwards then kind of flattened.
The rothchildiana designation refers to the red/yellow combination. There's two other endings or varieties; one for the yellow, another for the orange.
Mine increase naturally in big pots as outlined in the cultural notes. When de-potted in the spring, chances are you'll find some small floaters in the growing medium these have the potential to grow quite large the next season. I've read you can also propagate by seed. I've not tried that as I regularily deadhead spent blooms.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Imagesallyg
Jun 29, 2011 10:08 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Excellent!
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagestormyla
Jun 29, 2011 3:12 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Here is a photo of one that I grew last year showing how the top of the stalk started to grow split off side stems.


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Imagejmorth
Jul 1, 2011 3:17 PM CST
central Illinois
Gloriosas
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Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Imagestormyla
Jul 1, 2011 3:21 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Night or day the Glories are just glorious!! I tip my hat to you.
Imagercn48
Jul 2, 2011 3:47 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
Thumbs up Just beautiful! Lovey dubby

Here's what my "babies" look like - I thought I only had two sprouting but the red circle shows a third!!!
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As fast as they're growing I think I better get something up quick to stake them up. I'll be gone for at least a week, probably more, and can't imagine how tall they'll be by the time I return!
Imagestormyla
Jul 2, 2011 4:49 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Lookin' good Deb!! What is that plant off to the right with the brown edges?
Imagercn48
Jul 2, 2011 5:15 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
Coleus 'Glennis' I had it years ago and loved it and haven't found it in recent years. I was thrilled when my friend and I found it at one of the nurseries we stopped at two weekends ago. Most nurseries have marked their annuals down for the summer but not this one. Thumbs down Didn't have a problem forking over the $$$ for this one though, I've been trying to find it for a long time. Thumbs up
Imagestormyla
Jul 2, 2011 6:48 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
It's really pretty! Thumbs up
Imagercn48
Jul 3, 2011 3:30 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
Woo hoo!!! Counted the sprouts yesterday and there are now "SEVEN"!!! Hurray!

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