Clivia’s flower power on show

2015-09-17 06:00

It is that time of the year when most flowers show off their flower power.

Clivias are just as active, with the most commonly occurring and popular species, Clivia miniata displaying their striking orange lily type flower all over in the shade of trees.

A few gardeners are privileged to own yellow Clivia plants, first discovered near the Howick Falls. Few realise that the genus contains six recognised species: Miniata with large orange or yellow flowers, C. Nobilis, robusta, gardenii, caulescense and mirabilis (all with small pendulous ericaceous blooms).

The annual Clivia Show will be held on Saturday from 09:00 to 17:00 and Sunday from 09:00 to 14:00 at the Sherwood Garden Centre, Walker Drive, Port Elizabeth. Admission is R10 with no charge for children under 12, accompanied by an adult.

On Saturday at 11:00, a talk on pollinating and propagating Clivia will be done followed by the lucky draw of a flowering size yellow Clivia plant. At 15:00 on Saturday, a demonstration and talk will take place on dividing and repotting Clivia plants, followed by the second lucky draw of a flowering size yellow Clivia plant. On Sunday at 11:00 another talk on pollinating and propagating Clivia will be done followed by the third lucky draw of a flowering size yellow Clivia plant.

)There will be a variety of Clivia plants and literature on sale. For more information contact Gideon Botha on 079 490 0550 or Mark Joubert 072 133 5683

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