Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Week of Springtime Blooms #3


The clivia is native to forest floors of southern Africa. From Africa, it was brought to England in 1854, where it was named to honour Lady Charlotte Clive, Dutchess of Northumberland. Because of the plant's natural ability to survive on shaded forest floors, it quickly gained popularity as a plant well suited to the large shadowy parlours of Victorian homes.
(read more about Clivia from GardenLine here)

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