Double lotus lily collection
- 2+1 FREE collections
- Standard £4.95
Buy the collection of 4 double lotus lilies (1 of each variety) for £14.99 or buy 2 collections for £29.98 and get another collection FREE
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
- Flowering period: June and July
- Hardiness: tender (needs frost protection)
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:
Lilium 'Lotus 'Breeze' (Lotus group)
This is a new and exciting addition to our range. It's only recently been introduced by the breeder, and what sets it apart is the many-petalled flowers, which look more like a lotus than your average garden lily. Capable of flowering over several months, this double oriental lily can also be cut for the vase. Grows to 100cm high.
Lilium 'Lotus 'Beauty' (Lotus group)
Specifically bred to resemble a lotus flower, this recently introduced lily produces fully double white flowers, which have a smattering of burgundy freckles on their petals. A stunning addition to the summer border, it will also do well if planted deeply in a pot. Grows to 100cm high.
Lilium 'Lotus 'Elegance' (Lotus group)
Each of the slender, pointed petals is gently ruffled, and the colouring is a sublime mix of pink, creamy white and green. A fully double oriental lily 'Lotus Elegance' is brand new - and its flowers are quite extraordinary. Said to flower over several months, it will add pizazz to the summer border. Grows to 100cm high.
Lilium 'Lotus 'Wonder' (Lotus group)
Bubblegum pink flowers, which are packed with petals, crowd the upright, branching stems of this new lily. Plant it in deep pots, or weave them through the border for lashings of summer colour.Grows to 100cm 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.