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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;

  • Pararistolochia praevenosa - Richmond Birdwing Vine
  • Dianella congesta - Blue Flax Lily

Ask your local retailer for more superior selections


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.

Native Sarsaparillas
Photo: © immij pty ltd
Alternative Plant Native Sarsaparillas
Hardenbergia violacea cultivars
Climbing and Ground Cover Plants

A popular and generally hardy groundcover plant. Violet-Lilac pea shaped flowers cover the plant in winter and spring. Many new cultivars have been developed with white and pink flowers as well as different growth habits, some forming neat, rounded, low growing bushes.

Snake Vine
Photo: Lorna Rose
Alternative Plant Snake Vine
Hibbertia scandens
Climbing and Ground Cover Plants

Slender twining climber or trailing groundcover plant. It has dark green leaves and plentiful large buttercup yellow flowers in the warmer months. This plant is drought and frost resistant and tolerant of salt spray.

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