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Lilium carniolicum

Lily

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid green

Description

Lilium carniolicum (Lily). A lily with leaves that are densely downy and veined on undersides. Flowers are orange red spotted purple. Height grows to 1.2m. Native to the Alps of former Yugoslavia.

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
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°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. 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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