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6 Rare and Spectacular Bulbs for Summer Bloom


1.Gloriosa Climbing Lily Gloriosa Lily Planting: Nothing quite compares to the beauty found in a Gloriosa Lily (Gloriosa superba), and growing a climbing lily plant in the garden is an easy endeavor. Gloriosa Climbing Lilies Gloriosa climbing lilies, also known as flame lilies and glory lilies, thrive in fertile, well-drained soil in full to partial sun. Hardy in USDA plant hardiness zones 10 and 11, they can be overwintered successfully in zone 9 with winter mulch. In cooler areas, climbing lilies can be grown successfully during the summer and lifted and stored for the winter. These exotic-looking lilies produce an abundance of yellow and red flowers with petals that curl backward to resemble a flash of brilliant flames. Prepare the soil by tilling to a depth of 8 inches and amending with generous amounts of organic matter such as peat moss, compost or well-rotted manure.The ideal time for Gloriosa lily planting is in the spring after the soil has warmed and all danger of frost h…