Threatened Geelklokkies / Gloriosa Modesta found on Fairview Estates

Gloriosa modesta, previously Littonia Modesta
Common name: Geelklokkies, Yellow Bells or Climbing Lily

In October 2020, Geelklokkies were found in five locations on Fairview Estates by a visiting amateur Botanist.

This Climbing Lily, with a beautiful yellow flower, is indigenous to South African grasslands. It’s closely related to the Flame Lily, Gloriosa Superba, and is considered to be threatened in the wild.

Seeds have been harvested and five nurseries will be cultivating them. Our Mac Co-Op CEO, Scott Meyer, will also be planting them in his nursery on Fairview and; if successful, we will propagate to suitable areas around Fairview Estates. Ideal conditions are areas with well drained soils.

Author: Dudley Wang