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Lilium longiflorum

Easter lily

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  • Lilium longiflorum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Lilium longiflorum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsApril to August
  • Height0.45m to 1m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitUpright rosette
  • Flower ColourWhite centred green
  • Leaf ColourMedium green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Lilium longiflorum (Easter lily). The flowers are large and trumpet-shaped they are held along a tall, leaved stem, they bloom in the summer. They will grow in a sheltered spot in compost-enriched soil.

Characteristics

Annual, Evergreen, Bulb, Fragrant

Other common names

Bermuda lily, Lily

Origin

E. Asia Japan

Interest and use

Fragrance, container, border, decorative

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  • Lilium longiflorum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Lilium longiflorum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium, Sandy, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • 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

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