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Lilium regale

Regal lily

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  • Lilium regale | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Lilium regale | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitUpright rosette
  • Flower ColourCream-white, sometimes central yellow flush
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Lilium regale (Regal lily). This is a very popular Lilly, It produces trumpet-shaped flowers which are large and cream-coloured. Sometimes they are blushed with a hint of apricot or yellow, The strong stems will support up to 20 blooms per plant.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Bulb, Fragrant

Other common names

Lily

Origin

China

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, border, fragrance

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, 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.

Propagation

Propagated by means of offsets from the main bulb, or by seed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Attracts slugs. Lily eel worm.

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