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Lilium bulbiferum var. croceum

Orange lily

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height1m to 1.5m
  • Spread0.2m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourOrange, yellow
  • Leaf ColourDark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Lilium bulbiferum var. croceum (Orange lily). Orange-yellow. cup-shaped flowers are borne with dark green, lance-shaped leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Bulb, Fragrant

Other common names

Lily

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Found in areas of grassland, forests or in a rockery bed.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

This plant does not normally produce bulbils.

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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