Lilies are one of the most graceful and beautiful of the garden bulbs and this compact form is no exception. A Formosa-type lily with narrow leaves on upright stems, it will produce 1-3 extremely fragrant flowers per plant and will fill your garden with exotic perfume.
Short and strong enough to grow in pots, yet tall enough to cut flowers each summer, this lily is versatile, reliable and very hardy. Plant en masse in large pots or in groups for maximum impact, or maybe just dot them round your garden to brighten up drab spots.
A little later flowering than other types, once the plants have matured, you can expect blooms at any time from July into September from its sturdy stems.
Quick to mature, they'll return year after year, getting bigger and bigger, plus they can seed around so you'll get plenty of new plants when they do so. Great value, easy to grow and truly stunning, they're worth a place in any garden.
How to Grow
Lily bulbs can be planted from autumn right through to the summer and are happy planted both straight into the ground or into containers.
We supply lots of different varieties so be sure to check the bag they come in for any specific planting instructions.
In general lilies are ever so easy to grow and with a sunny spot, frequent watering keeping soil moist (not wet) and a little high potassium fertilizer, you’ll get some fantastic displays.
Plant in sun or light shade, where they won’t be disturbed.
Dig a hole for each group at least 8in/20cm deep or 3 x the size of the bulb. Spread a 2in/5cm layer of grit all over the bottom to help drainage. Place your bulb onto the gravel and back-fill with soil.
Lilies prefer well-drained soil, so on heavy, clay soils which can be too wet, you can grow your lilies in pots, which can then be dropped into borders where you want flowers.
After the lily blooms, you can also remove just the flower. Do NOT remove leaves until they have died down and turned brown.
- Lilium Formosanum var. Pricei Jumbo
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