Lilium Golden Splendor Group
Trumpet lily Golden Splendor bulb
- available to order from winter 2020
- 1 bulb
- 2 + 1 FREE bulbs
- Position: full sun (with shade at the base)
- Soil: well-drained, acid to neutral soil, enriched with leaf mould or well-rotted organic matter or a loam-based potting compost, such as John Innes no. 2
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: July and August
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb size: 18/20
The flowers of this vigorous lily are large and outward-facing, and each yellow petal has a reddish purple flush on the outer edges, which gives them a two-tone effect. It's a wonderful plant for adding height and drama to mixed or herbaceous borders in summer, and if cut for the vase, they will often last for several weeks.
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
- Garden care: Lilies are best planted in the autumn, when the bulbs are still plump, but they can still be planted in spring. Between August and March choose a sunny spot where the plant can keep its feet in the shade. Plant 15-20cm (6-8in) deep in a well-drained soil, enriched with well-rotted organic matter or leaf mould, using a marker to minimise any unnecessary disturbance. Stake with ring stakes or bamboo canes in spring before the flowers appear. Deadhead the faded blooms and cut the stems back to ground level at the end of autumn.