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Lilium auratum

Golden-rayed lily

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.5m to 1.7m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitUpright rosette
  • Flower ColourWhite striped yellow, dotted red
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Lilium auratum (Golden-rayed lily). They are grown for their huge and beautiful flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Bulb, Fragrant

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Border, cutting bed, fragrance, greenhouse, container, specimen.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Poor quality, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0 to 5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Plant the bulbs in the autumn, about 5in deep above the top of the bulb and space 1-2 feet apart. 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

They can be propagated by means of offsets from the main bulb, or by seed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Attracts slugs and prone to virus infections.

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