Gloriosa Flame Lily
Lily's are some of the most beautiful flowers on earth! They have so many varieties in so many colors. But this one just takes the spot! The beautiful Fire Lily is definitely a show-stopper and so very easy to crochet. This crochet lily pattern will definitely take your crochet flower skills to another level. Don't forget to explore all the beautiful colors they grow in from orange to white, to yellow to the popular red.
- Scheepjes (Maxi Sugar Rush) or Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread. You can also use any size 10 crochet thread.
- Scarlet Red
- Grass Green
- 18 and 24 gauge wires
- 1.25 crochet needle
- Golden Yellow Paint
- Golden Yellow Chalk Dust
- Allene's Draping Liquid (Mix with water)
Gloriosa Lily Fun Facts
- Glory lilies grow in many parts of tropical Africa and Asia, especially India.
- All parts of the plant are toxic. The consumption of any part of flame lily plants can be fatal, with symptoms including numbness, vomiting, dizziness, and breathing difficulties, and it is also toxic for most animals. Flame lilies’ are also known as ‘creeping lilies’, ‘fire lilies’, ‘climbing lilies’, ‘glory lilies’, ‘tiger claws’, and ‘gloriosa lilies’.
- Although poisonous, the plant is often used in traditional medicine both in Asia and in Africa.
- The scientific name of the flame lily is Gloriosa superba and it is from the family Colchicaceae, a family of plants that flower.
- Flame lilies have been used in traditional medicine to treat cuts, worms, snakebites, skin issues, and other health conditions.
- It is said that the sap is an ingredient of a drink that induces sleep.
- The flower of Gloriosa superba is also the national flower of Zimbabwe and the state flower of Tamil Nadu.