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Longwood Releases Clivia miniata ‘Longwood Sunset’

By Ashley Clayton, on March 16, 2017
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Clivia miniata ‘Longwood Sunset’. Photo by William Hill. Clivia miniata ‘Longwood Sunset’. Photo by William Hill.

With soft, pastel-colored flowers, Clivia miniata ‘Longwood Sunset’ is a color breakthrough for our 40-year-old clivia breeding program. The umbel displays impressive flowers, measuring between 4 and 5 inches across, above a collection of dark green leaves. Salmon tones imbue the reflexed, overlapping tepals with hues of a blushing sunset. These soft colors are emphasized by a contrasting, butter yellow and white throat. A small detail that truly makes this selection unique, though, is the thin, red-orange picotee margin that subtly outlines the tepals. This selection also appeals to the sense of smell as it opens with a light, pleasant fragrance.

Before being named and released, ‘Longwood Sunset’ received multiple awards at the North American Clivia Show in 2014.

This year ‘Longwood Sunset’ will be exclusively available for purchase through a partnership with White Flower Farm. Early orders are highly encouraged since the mature plants are available in limited quantities for $900 each. Other clivia previously released by Longwood Gardens will also be offered. To learn more, visit whiteflowerfarm.com/clivia.

Clivia miniata ‘Longwood Sunset’. Photo by William Hill.Clivia miniata ‘Longwood Sunset’. Photo by William Hill.

Clivia miniata ‘Longwood Sunset’. Photo by William Hill.Clivia miniata ‘Longwood Sunset’. Photo by William Hill.

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