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Lilium henryi

Lily

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height1m to 3m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourDeep orange-yellow
  • Leaf ColourDark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Lilium henryi (Lily). The flowers are bright orange with carmine spots, they bloom in late summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Bulb, Fragrant

Origin

C.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)
  • SoilClay, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • 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

Attracts Slugs. very susceptible to viruses

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