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Lilium leichtlinii

Lily

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height1.1m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPale yellow spotted deep red
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid green

Description

Lilium leichtlinii (Lily). This species of perennial will grow to about 120cm with linear to lanceolate leaves. The unscented flowers are pale yellow and spotted with deep red in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Bulb, Fragrant

Origin

E. Asia - Japan

Interest and use

Grown for their often fragrant, brightly coloured flowers. Makes a good container plant.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium
  • 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

They can be 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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