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Glory Lily

Glory Lily
Photo: Sheldon Navie
Invasive Plant
Glory Lily
Gloriosa superba

Herbaceous tropical perennial produces stems to 3m from underground tubers. Leaves are produced directly from the stem and form tendrils at the tip. The flowers form in the warmer months and are bright orangered with fellow edges. The plant dies down during winter and regenerates in Spring.



  • This plant produces viable seed which either spreads nearby or becomes more widespread with the assistance of birds.
  • It also has underground tubers and is spread through the dumping of soil and garden waste.
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Other superior selections include;

  • Mansoa alliacea - Garlic Vine
  • Hibiscus diversifolius - Native Hibiscus

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Alternative Plants

Bower of Beauty
Photo: Macbird Floraprint
Alternative Plant Bower of Beauty
Pandorea jasminoides
Climbing and Ground Cover Plants

Vigorous climber to spreading shrub with dark green glossy pinnate leaves. Flowers are borne in terminal clusters in the warmer months and are pink with a dark carmine throat. There are several cultivars including 'Lady Di' that has cream flowers.

Crucifix Orchids
Photo: Denise Vieritz
Alternative Plant Crucifix Orchids
Epidendrum hybrids
Climbing and Ground Cover Plants

Long cylindrical stems hold alternate glossy leathery leaves along their length. There is an absolute kaleidoscope of flower colours including shades of orange red, mauve, and pink. A very hardy choice able to tolerate dry conditions. Insist on modern hybrids as they are not considered invasive.

Native Jasmine
Photo: Glenn Leiper
Alternative Plant Native Jasmine
Jasminum didymum
Climbing and Ground Cover Plants

Attractive Australian native climber-scrambler with oval glossy green leaves forming a dense cover. Delicate white star shaped flowers in Spring that are fragrant. Black fleshy fruit follow in Summer.

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