A mixture of exotic, double flowering oriental lilies. They produce beautiful, double flower heads on sturdy stems of 80-120cm, making them the perfect choice for growing at the back of the border. These will also make a spectacularcut flower display and have the added bonus of a heady fragrance. Planted in the right location Oriental lilies can be left undisturbed and will flower for up to eight weeks in August-September. For best results plant in clumps in well-drained soil where they are not exposed to wind and can get plenty of sunlight. 14/16cm bulbs supplied.
|Plant at approx 15cm deep.
|Fertile, well drained
Growing at a glance…
Lilium bulbs will greatly appreciate the shelter of low growing shrubs or other plants near their roots. In active growth, apply water freely and it is advised that every two weeks you apply a high potash liquid fertilizer. When planting, each bulb should be surrounded with a little sharp sand both under and above the bulb to keep slugs away and to ward off excessive wetness. As most liliums are stem rooting we strongly recommend you plant at 15cm deep. They give a much better display when planted in clumps of 3, 6 or 12 bulbs (45cm apart).