• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Clivia miniata 'Aurea'

Golden Natal lily

Golden Natal lily

© � RHS 1999

  • Other common names Golden Natal lily

  • Genus Clivia are evergreen perennials, the strap-shaped leaves sheathing to form a swollen bulb-like base. Showy trumpet-shaped or tubular flowers are borne in an umbel on a stout erect stem

  • Family Amaryllidaceae / Amaryllidaceae

  • Species 'Aurea' is an evergreen perennial to 45cm tall, with strap-shaped leaves and umbels of bright yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers 5-7cm long, borne on erect stems in spring and summer


  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

  • Toxicity All parts may cause a stomach upset if ingested



  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect North-facing or East-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral


  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Under glass grow in loam-based potting compost with added leaf mould and grit, in bright filtered light with shade from hot sun. Water freely in summer and keep barely moist in winter. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser weekly when in growth up to flower bud formation. Do not repot regularly as these plants resent root disturbance and need a restricted root run to encourage flowering

Propagation Propagate by seed at 16-21 �C as soon as ripe or by division in late winter or early spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests mealybugs may be a problem

Diseases Generally disease free

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