Information about plants & gardens for Brisbane & Qld
Clivia species, hybrids and cultivarsFamily: Amaryllidaceae
Ideal for a sophisticated warm-climate garden, especially in those difficult spots under trees. Attractive year-round foliage is a bonus.
Clivia enthusiasts are working hard to expand the colour range and flowers are now available on a range of shades from creams and yellows through pinks and peaches through orange to reds. They are also working on bigger blooms, bicoloured flowers, variegated foliage, dwarf foliage and other variations.
The clivias familiar to most gardeners are derived from Clivia miniata, but there are other species. Breeders are also developing these and their hybrids for new flower forms and colours.
Orange-flowered types are the most common to date, but the cream and yellow cultivars are becoming more widely available. Peach, pink and red varieties are still difficult to obtain and you will almost certanly need to contact a specialist clivia nursery for these.
Where to buy Clivia in Qld
Regular garden centres in warm parts of Qld will probably have some potted Clivia plants for sale. Those wanting to buy named cultivars, hard-to-get colours, rare species, seed, large numbers etc. will need for seek out a specialist supplier.
Advertisers below may include online suppliers. For the most up-to-date information on plants in stock, opening hours, prices etc, be sure to visit the seller's website or contact the business directly.
For bulb nurseries (which might also stock clivias), check the general Bulbs page.
This section is intended for nurseries that can supply Clivias to residents of Qld (including online and mail order nurseries). If you operate a nursery that specialises in Clivia or regularly offers interesting Cliveas cultivars as part of your range, you may wish to consider advertising here. More information about advertising.
More Online Information
The following links are for general information, research and ideas - some species or cultivars may be unavailable in Australia. Many of these have picture galleries which will open your eyes to the variety of cliveas in cultivation.
Cliviasmith including information on the Clivia Society and Cultivar Registration (Australia)
Joan's Clivia Obsession Australian website with lots of pictures of clivias in many colours
The Clivia Society based in South Africa
CLIVIAN A Japanese website (in English) giving some information on clivia breeding in that country
Clivia Growing Tips Toowoomba Clivia Society Inc
The Clivia Quarterly January, February, March 2004 - Volume II, Number 1 (Includes tips for seed germination) North American Clivia Society (PDF)
Clivias: Poor flowering Kumbula database of Indigenous South African Flora
Clivia species by Di Mathews Melbourne Clivia Group Inc.
An introduction to Interspecific hybrids Melbourne Clivia Group Inc.
Clivia Mutations and Colour Variation Some information on the scientific basis of clivia breeding, At Drieses Garden, South Africa
Variegation in Clivia Melbourne Clivia Group Inc.
Growing variegates by Helen Marriott Melbourne Clivia Group Inc.
Clivia gardenii Hook. South African National Biodiversity Institute
Clivia caulescens R.A.Dyer South African National Biodiversity Institute
Clivia miniata [Lindl.] Regel South African National Biodiversity Institute
Clivia mirabilis Rourke South African National Biodiversity Institute
Clivia nobilis Lindl South African National Biodiversity Institute
Clivia robusta B.G.Murray, Ran, De Lange, Hammett, Truter & Swanevelder South African National Biodiversity Institute
Clivia x Kewensis 'Vico Yellow' Article about how this famous yellow cultivar arose, by the breeder Sir Peter Smithers at the Shields Gardens (Indiana) website
Clivia Giant Yellow X Entry at the "Growing With Plants" blog
Yellow Clivia Post at "Albert's Greenhouse" blog
Clivia 'Hammet Moonglow' Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture
Trumpeting clivia Story about the recent popularity of clivias from The San Diego Union-Tribune available at the University of California Irvine website (PDF)
Notes on poisoning: Clivia miniata Canadian Poisonous Plants Information System
Possible misspelling: Clivea, Cliveia
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