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Lilium ‘Corsage’

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.7m to 1.3m
  • Spread0.2m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite pink spotted red
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid green

Description

Lilium ‘Corsage’ (Lily). Star-shaped, outward facing flowers, flushed pink with white centres and dark red spots are borne in mid summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Europe and Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their often fragrant, brightly coloured flowers. Makes a good container plant.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy
  • Soil pH4.5 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will need good drainage. Some prefer alkaline soil, others will not tolerate it. They all prefer the sun, but make sure the roots are deep to keep them cool.

Propagation

Seed in autumn or spring, by bulb scales in summer or by stem bulbs (where present) in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Viruses, fungal diseases, leather jackets and lily beetle may cause problems.

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