Originally from South Africa, Clivia is an excellent plant for adding vibrant colour in the shady spots of your garden or under trees. Above their dark strap like leaves burst a stunning display of trumpet shaped flowers in a rainbow of colours. Very hardy, they prefer part to full shade and will thrive in drier spots. Breed by Doctor Keith Hammett, New Zealand’s leading professional breeder of ornamental plants. Three-year-old Clivia Seedlings Developed by Doctor Keith Hammett, these seedlings should flower within one to three years from planting. When a population of plants is created from seed, as with humans, different individuals reach maturity at different ages. Some seedlings may flower four years after sowing, while others will flower for the first time in subsequent years. As the years pass, the flowers will get progressively larger and more mature.