Favorite lily collection
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Buy the collection of 3 Favourite lilies (1 of each variety) for £7.99 or buy 2 collections for £15.98 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:
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 speciosum var. rubrum
In late summer and early autumn sprays of large, fragrant, deep carmine-pink flowers with purple-brown stems are produced. The flowers are usually pendant and similar to a turkscap lily, although larger. This lily needs moist, acid soil in partial shade to thrive, so is perfect for naturalising in woodlands.Grows to 150cm high.
Lilium 'Black Beauty'
Stunning sprays of scented, turkscap, blackish-red flowers with green centres and white margins appear in midsummer. The flowers make a fabulous display at the back of the border, or grouped in a container. This great summer-flowering bulb is universally loved because of its showy flowers that light up the garden.Grows to 160cm 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.