Best white lily collection
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Buy the collection of 3 Best White lilies (1 of each variety) for £7.99 or buy 2 collections for £15.98 and get another collection FREE
- Position: full sun
- Soil: well-drained, including chalk, enriched with leaf mould or a loam-based potting compost such as John Innes no. 2
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Highly prized for their showy flowers, lilies come in a variety of shapes, colours and sizes, and many of them are grown for exhibition. The lilies chosen for this collection however all produce highly scented white flowers that will look wonderful in midsummer when planted in borders or pots. Their flowers will also last well when cut for the vase. Originating from temperate regions throughout the Northern Hemisphere where they are found growing in woodland, scrub and open meadows, lilies thrive in moist, preferably neutral to acidic soils that are rich in organic matter. The RSPCA have reported that all parts of the lily can be fatal to cats, including the flower, leaves and pollen. For more information visit Rspca.org
In each collection you will receive 1 bulb each of:
One of the most popular varieties of lily, and its not hard to see why. The huge trumpet-shaped white flowers are flushed with pink, smell divine and provide great wafts of scent throughout the garden when they are open. Alternatively bring them inside as cut flowers and they will fill your home with their heady perfume. Lilies are one of the all time favourite summer-flowering bulbs as they will look superb in any garden scheme.Grows to 150cm high.
Lilium regale 'Album'
An incredibly popular variety with large, almost pure white trumpets with orange anthers. This is a form of Lilium regale, which does not have the pink flush to the outside of the petals, but it has retained every ounce of the sumptuously strong scent of its parent. A great choice for white borders, and looks spectacular at night when the flowers really seem to glow.Grows to 150cm high.
Lilium longiflorum' White Heaven'
Big, deliciously scented, white flowers form in open clusters at the top of the upright stems in midsummer. These wonderfully showy flowers look brilliant in the border, but also work well in large, deep pots and containers. Make sure they are planted near a path, seating area or entranceway, so you can enjoy their heady perfume each time you pass. The flowers will also last well after being cut, so make sure you plant some extras for the vase.Grows to 120cm high.
- Garden care: Lilies can be planted at any time from early autumn, to mid-spring. Planting in autumn often helps them settle in and become better established before they start to put on their new spring growth, but spring planting is a better option if your soil is heavy and wet during winter. Choose a sunny spot, preferably where the plant receives a little light shade at its base, and plant each bulb 15-20cm deep in a well-drained soil, enriched with well-rotted organic matter or leaf mould. Space them between 15 - 30cm intervals and provide support before the flowers appear. Deadhead the faded blooms promptly and cut the dead stems back to ground level at the end of autumn.