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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
green-tip kaffir lily green-tip forest lily
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
C. nobilis is an evergreen perennial with strap-shaped leaves and erect stems bearing umbels of curved, tubular red and yellow flowers each 3-4cm in length, in spring and summer
S Africa (Eastern Cape)
Toxicity All parts may cause a stomach upset if ingested
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or West-facing
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
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
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
Pruning No pruning required
Pests mealybugs may be a problem
Generally disease free
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