You are, probably, sick of Clivia photos but these are the last two to flower and I wanted a record of all my 2015 flowers, therefore, … one last post.
The top photo is a Clivia my sister, Juanita, gave me earlier this year. It is proof just how hardy they are. I visited Juanita one day and she asked whether I wanted a Clivia. The plant was in a bucket, without soil. I don’t know how long it had been out of the ground. I took it home and wrapped the roots in wet paper. The next day, we drove to Bridgetown and, the day after that, I planted it. The plant is now huge and has the biggest cluster of flowers of all my Clivias. It is a delightful specimen. As you can see, it is a brilliant orange, the flowers are exceptionally large and open quite flat (see the flower, centre left). Fantastic, thanks, Sis.
This guy is not quite so spectacular but is special in that it was my first Clivia Miniata. My eldest sister, Sandra, gave it to me about 12 years ago. It, too, is a brilliant orange but the cluster is less dense and the flowers stay trumpet shape.
That’s it for Clivias this year. I hope you have enjoyed the photos. Next year, there will be more to showcase because my other sister, Vickie, has told me she is going to buy me Clivias for Christmas and for my birthday. 🙂
If you would like to buy some Clivias, there should still be some in flower. Again, the nursery is: Clivia Classiques, 630 Armadale Road, Forrestdale WA 6112 (corner of Armadale and Nicholson Roads).
I could never get tired of these flowers, they are so beautiful Glenda!
Hi Cheri, The flowers are nearly over for the year.
They are just gorgeous – lovely and vibrant. I’m on a bit of an orange bender at the moment maybe that’s why they are catching my eye!!
That’s funny! We travelled to Melb today to get some ideas for planting under our big oak tree and clivia are on the list as suitable for mass planting. I said to Geoff, “Glenda has a good clivia nursery in WA”, wonder if they do mail order? Thanks, I’ll be checking out their website now! 🙂
Hi Maree. It is a pathetic website. Ring the guy up. He is very nice and doesn’t appear to rip you of. You can definitely ship to Vic as when I was there a guy from Melbourne was buying some.
Right about the website! What a shame, I think some businesses don’t realise what they can achieve with a good setup. I’ve given the details to the person I’ve engaged to source plants for us. Thanks!
They’re lovely, and it’s nice they also have a wider family interest and connection for you 🙂
Can’t wait to see next year’s collection.
I will have to take lots of photos then 🙂