Sunset lily collection
- 2+1 FREE collections
- 1 collection
- Standard £4.95
Buy the collection of 3 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:
The sumptuous colouring of 'Cavoli' really makes it a stand-out addition to the garden, while its compact habit (without skimping on the generous size of the flowers), makes it a must for patio pots. An Asiatic hybrid, the unscented flowers are mainly outward to upward facing so really put on a great display. Grows to 40cm high.
Lilium 'Forever Marjolein'
The petals of this gorgeous lily are a rich blend of pink and apricot, so the overall effect is quite warm and tropical. An Asiatic hybrid, it will jazz up a summer planting scheme in the border, and it also looks impressive when potted up. Grows to 90cm high.
Lilium 'Pink Perfection'
A beautiful lily with stout stems that bear large, scented, slightly nodding, trumpet-shaped flowers that are purple-pink with bright orange anthers. The gorgeous blooms are produced in midsummer and this is a great lily for the back of a sunny border where they can easily reach 2m (6ft) tall. Universally loved for their big showy flowers, these lilies make excellent cut-flowers. Grows to 200cm 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.