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Lilium canadense

Canada lily

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.8m to 1.5m
  • Spread0.3m to 1.6m
  • Growth HabitUpright rosette
  • Flower ColourYellow, orange, red
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid green

Description

Lilium canadense (Canada lily). They will prefer some midday shade but are tolerant of a range of conditions. Grow in compost-enriched soil with good drainage.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Bulb, Fragrant

Origin

North temperate zone

Interest and use

Naturaliser, border, cutting bed

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

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

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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