Native plants for wetlands, fields or forests and an eclectic mix of other botanic delights

Clivia miniata 'Sir John Thouron'

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'Sir John Thouron' Kaffir Lily
Rare and Beautifiul
Mature Size:
' Height /
' Spread
Expected Size:
Light Preference:
Part Sun
Soil Preference:
Moist (Mesic)
$60.00/3 gal.

Clivia is a member of the Amaryllidaceae family. Clivia, however, does not form bulbs. Instead the plants have large, fleshy, white-and-yellow roots. Their deep-green leaves are two-ranked—arising from the soil directly opposite one another in an alternating sequence. Because the leaves arch directly above one another, a mature plant develops a symmetrical, fan-shaped silhouette that provides a perfect setting for its masses of trumpet-shaped flowers.

Native to damp woodlands in southern Africa, the habitat ranges from subtropical coastal forests to ravines in high-altitude forests, where they thrive in dappled shade and in well-drained, humus-rich soil. In their native habitat, the plants are often found in large colonies. Unfortunately, many colonies of Clivia have been destroyed by harvesting for traditional medicine; the plants are extremely toxic to people and pets but are used medicinally for various purposes. Zone 10

The cultivar 'Sir John Thouron' is valued for its showy, pale yellow flowers that form a ball-shaped umbrella above its dark-green leaves. The flowers are smaller versions of amaryllis blossoms, clustered atop a thick, fleshy stalk. This cultivar was developed over many years at Longwood Gardens

Our plants are about 2' high and in 3 gallon pots, and you can buy them at the nursery. They can only be shipped bare root and not when in bloom (They bloom in April-May).

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Prices listed are subject to change, based upon size change and availability.

We are a small local nursery with limited shipping capability. We will do our best to ship smaller material (usually 1 or 2 gallon), although we can sometimes ship larger plants with the pots removed.

We have some species that are not listed, as we have too few of them to make a full listing plausible. You can always inquire.

We will consider contract growing an order with appropriate advance notice and availability of seed, cuttings or lining out stock.

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Kollar Nursery | 5200 West Heaps Road, Pylesville, MD 21132 | 410.836.0500