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By Roger Boddaert
Special to the Village News 

Clivia in springtime


Last updated 5/14/2018 at 9:32am

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A 20-year-old clump of "California gold," a Clivia hybrid, grows in Roger Boddaert's garden. Roger Boddaert photos

What can be more joyous out in a Southern California garden than the arrival of springtime with the burst of a bountiful parade of blossoms?

My joy and pleasure in springtime are turning to the shady glades of my garden under the tall canopy of various trees, with the glorious eruption of orange and yellow flowering Clivias.

The genus "Clivia" is in the amaryllis family and is from the Natal region of South Africa with four main species most commonly found in the United States. Those four are: C. miniata, C. nobilis, C. gardenia, C. caulescens and a bi-generic cross C. x Cyrtanthiflora wh...

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