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Lilium davidii

Lily

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.9m to 1.5m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourRed orange spotted black
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Lilium davidii (Lily). The flowers are orange-red, they are heavily spotted with raised black spots.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Bulb, Fragrant

Origin

W. China

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)
  • SoilLight, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • 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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