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Lilium japonicum

Lily

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.5m to 0.8m
  • Spread0.2m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPink-white
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid green

Description

Lilium japonicum (Lily). A perennial herb from Japan with lance-shaped, roughly edged leaves and pink-white funnel-shaped flowers in mid summer. Make sure the roots are deep to keep them cool when propagating.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Bamboo lily, Sasa-yuri

Origin

Japan

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)
  • SoilWell drained
  • 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

Propagated by means of offsets from the main bulb or seeds.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Viruses, fungal diseases, leather jackets and lily beetle may cause problems.

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