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Lilium ‘Limelight’

Lily

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread0.2m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourGreen yellow
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Lilium ‘Limelight’ (Lily). Racemes of trumpet-shaped, nodding, yellow-green flowers appear in mid summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

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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