In the autumn section of our catalogue we offer a selection of Lilium that are ready in time for autumn planting these are despatched from Mid September. A fully comprehensive collection of Lilium can be found in our spring section for despatch from February. In our special section on the website from December we will have some wonderful new varieties to tempt you.
Lilies are stately plants most produce beautiful fragrant flowers. The longer the bulbs are in the ground the better they become, producing more flowers taller and stronger stems.
Longiflorum lilies also know as Easter Lily although they flower in July, are pure white strongly perfumed flowers, trumpet shaped and outward facing, tall and elegant they make ideal cut flowers. With the new hybridizing techniques in lilium you can now find pink varieties of Longiflorum from as little as £1.00 per bulb.
Oriental lilies have beautiful large strongly perfumed flowers which slightly recurve and expose the pollen. They mostly come in shades of pink to pinkish red or white, oriental lilies are excellent as cut flowers, they come in heights from 45 cms to 100 cms they are ideal in pots or the border from as little as £1.10 per bulb.
Trumpet lilies have large trumpet shaped flowers with beautiful fragrance with a good colour range from white, golden yellow, apricot, deep lilac pink, they tend to have a touch of wine on the reverse of the flower with the exception of Regale Album, from as little as £1.20 per bulb.
Species Lilies tend to be the turks-cap varieties tall with lovely nodding flowers they have little or no perfume. Martagon varieties are excellent for woodland planting producing up to 50 flowers per stem once established, we will have a selection of these on the December website where you will find them sold as a mixture. Lilium Candidum “The Madonna Lily” is found in the specie lilies section this is only sold in the autumn from September to November beautiful pure white fragrant flowers this is the one variety that is not planted deep it needs planting just below the surface, from as little as £1.10 per bulb.
Lilium are a wonderful addition to any herbaceous border or pot no garden is complete without this floral masterpiece.