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CLIVIA miniata (VICTORIAN PEACH®)

Image of Clivia miniata (VICTORIAN PEACH®)

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

CLIVIA miniata(VICTORIAN PEACH®)

Plant Common Name

Clivia, Victorian Peach® Clivia

General Description

Attractive and adaptable, Victorian Peach® is a selection of an evergreen herbaceous perennial from South Africa, and produces umbels of large, creamy yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers with peach throats in the early spring. The flowers rise on sturdy stems from a graceful fountain of large, strappy, dark-green leaves joined in a thick base. Red berries follow the flowers. When the plant is not in flower, the leaves remain showy.

This bulb-like perennial thrives in partial shade and humus-rich, well-drained soil. Like most clivias, Victorian Peach® flowers best when the roots are crowded, which makes it an ideal container plant. Where clivia is not hardy, grow it in a pot outdoors and bring it inside for the winter. Indoors, grow clivia in bright, indirect light. Provide cool, dry conditions in the late fall and early winter. In the garden, clivia adds an exotic touch to woodland plantings.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    9 - 11

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Bulb or Corm or Tuber

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    12"-20" / 30.5cm - 50.8cm

  • Width

    10"-16" / 25.4cm - 40.6cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Spring, Late Winter

  • Native To

    South Africa

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Slow

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Red, Orange

  • Fruit Color

    Red

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Coarse

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Houseplant, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    No