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LITTONIA

LITTONIA

Littonia, commonly called Climbing Lily, is native to tropical and southern Africa. These rare tuberous bulbs require a well drained sunny to partly shaded spot with support for it to climb using its leaf tendrils similar to that of it’s ‘cousin’ the Gloriosa. The stems have lanceolate leaves tapering to a tendril at the end and climb to 1 metre plus. They produce large pendant bell-shaped blooms. Will benefit from water once a week during growing and flowering period. Best kept dryer over Winter dormancy to avoid rot. Top dress at the end of Spring with a complete fertiliser and a little lime. Protection from snails and slugs when first emerging is a must.

 

Available May to August