Answer to the Front Page Picture of the Week Question for August 25 - September 1, 2004
This is gloriosa lily, Gloriosa rothschildiana.
It is climbing member of the lily family that is native to Central Africa. Instead of a bulb,
the gloriosa lily, sometimes called the Glory Lily, has an odd finger-like tuber with a single
growing point on one end. It can be grown in a pot on a sunny terrace, or in the ground anywhere
the ground does not freeze to more than a few inches deep; it can be grown in
USDA hardiness zones 8b through 11.
You can find gloriosa lilies growing near the entrance to the