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'Tree like' Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs)
'Tree like' Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) Cocossa Oriental Trumpet Lily Robina Manissa Nymph
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'Tree like' Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) Lily Bulb Collections

Pack of 12 Mixed Lily Bulbs

Latin name Lilium
Also known as Tree Lilies, Skyscraper Lilies, oriental trumpet, orienpet, giant lilies
Genus Lilium Oriental Trumpet
Colours Mixed
Aspect Full Sun/Partial Shade
Height 150-200cm / 59-80"
Planting period Spring
Flowering period July/August
Soil Type Garden: Well-drained Acidic or Alkaline Soil | Pots: John Innes No.3
Bulb Size 16/18cm
Hardiness Very Hardy - H6 (-20°C to -15°C)
Delivery time Spring delivery (Feb to June 2021)
Also suitable for containers Yes
Scented Yes
Border Position Middle/Back
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Description of 'Tree like' Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) Lily Bulb Collections

A wonderful collection of 'Tree like' lily bulbs (12 bulbs in total) that can grow up to 8ft tall with approximately 30 blooms. Collection to include (from left to right in image)3 x Nymph, 3 x Robina, 3 x Manissa and 3 x Cocossa bulbs. These Oriental Trumpet lilies will grow in any soil condition.
 
Tree-like lilies are also known as tree lilies or skyscraper lilies are they can reach such heights and have an abundance of flower heads. They are simply sensational with a beautiful fragrance too. Tree-like lilies are low maintenance and are happy in any well-drained soil type. 
'Tree like' Lily Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) from the Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

Planting and growing instructions: 'Tree like' Lily Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) from the Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

How to plant Oriental Trumpet Lilies

  • Oriental Trumpet Hybrid Lily Bulbs should be planted as soon as possible. Ideally in the Spring but can be planted up until the Autumn.
  • Find a location with full sun or partial shade with well-drained soil.
  • Oriental Trumpet Hybrid Lilies can tolerate most soil types, Acidic or Alkaline as long as it's well drained.

Planting Oriental Trumpet Lilies in the Garden

  • Arrange the Lilies in an odd-number grouping.
  • Plant the bulbs about 20" apart. Space the groupings at least 90cm (3ft) apart.
  • Plant the bulbs with 10-15cm (4-6") of soil above them.
  • Ensure the bulbs have plenty of drainage. 

Planting Oriental Trumpet Lilies in Pots

  • Arrange the Lilies in an odd-number grouping.
  • Plant 3 bulbs in a 10-14" 'patio type' pot using good-quality, multi-purpose compost.
  • We recommend using John Innes No.3 for lilies.
  • Plant the bulbs with 10-15cm (4-6") of soil above them.
  • Ensure the bulbs have plenty of drainage.

Plant care: 'Tree like' Lily Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) from the Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

How to care for Oriental Lilies

  • Lilies can tolerate very cold conditions but they do not like to get wet.
  • If planting in borders in the garden, the soil must be well drained and, preferably, humus rich.
  • If planting in pots, make sure lilies are kept moist but do not get waterlogged.
  • Lilies prefer to be planted in a location with at least half a day’s full sunshine, if it’s a bit too shady they will lean their stems towards the sun.
  • Lily bulbs do not like to be dried out so they must be kept in soil at all times.
  • Try to plant your lilies where they will dry out after rain to prevent Botrytis, a fungus that spots the leaves. If you do see brown spots on your leaves, spray with a fungicide recommended for roses.
    If planting in pots, it may be an idea to tilt the pots on their side in the winter to prevent waterlog.
  • When the Lily has finished flowering, cut any seed heads back and allow the foliage to die back naturally. Do not be tempted to cut the stem back until stems becomes hollow and brown.
  • After a few years of flowering, you may find your Oriental Lily produces less blooms, it may be time to lift your bulbs and divide them by breaking off the bulblets. All the bulbs will then need replanting.
  • To prevent Lily Beetles from damaging your lilies, we recommend using the Lily Beetle Prevention Spray or you can make up your own with the Concentrate. This Spray (Grazers G4) will also stimulate growth of your lilies.
  • You can feed your lilies with a Tomato Feed to stimulate and strengthen your lilies when you start to see signs of growth. Make up your tomato feed with half the recommended dilution (written on the instructions on the bottle) and feed once every 3 weeks. 

 

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Which soil type for Tree lily bulbs:
This question was asked by - R. Fleckner
Will my Lily bulbs grow in a fairly heavy soil and without ericaceous compost. The border was composted thoroughly a month ago. I ask because I've never grown lily bulbs before!

Good news, Tree-like lily bulbs are happy in any soil type as long as it is free-draining. These gorgeous lilies don't like to get waterlogged. Hope that helps.

'Tree like' Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1152) Loraine Hart
Tree like Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs):

This question was asked by
- Rod F

Please can you confirm the names of the tree like lilies in the 12 bulb collection.

The Tree Lily Bulb collections contains: 3 x Nymph, 3 x Robina, 3 x Manissa and 3 x Cocossa bulbs.

'Tree like' Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1152)


Loraine Hart
TREE LILLES:
This question was asked by - T. LETHERBY
I am looking for tree lillies that have a long flowering period and are reasonably tall in height. What varieties would you recommend?

Good afternoon,

All the tree lilies will flower about the same length of time. I would recommend the Conca D'or Lily for a good strong, all-round lily. However, our Tree Lily collection is very good value for money and contains 4 different varieties: Nymph (harts1027) Robina (harts1029) Manissa (harts1025) Cocossa (SKU17672) 'Tree like' Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1152) Loraine Hart
When to divide lilies:

This question was asked by
- Hazel Hobday

I have some tree lilies which clearly need dividing. I was going to wait until the spring but should I do it now? The plants have stopped flowering and they have really struggled with fungus on the leaves this year so they are quite brown and bedraggled already.

Wait until everything has died back completely. Ideally this will be in the Autumn, then you can divide your lily bulbs and replant them. Perhaps try feeding them with a tomato feed when you start seeing signs of growth next year.


The Hart Family
Novice to growing lilies:

This question was asked by
- H. Devey

Hi Just discovered your web site, I am a Lilly fan but a complete novice gardener at 76 years old. I am about to take a weeks holiday but I will be ordering your Lilly collection when I return also the cure for the Lilly Beetle. Expect my order in Sept. Regards, Harry

Thank you for your email Harry. All lily bulb orders are dispatched in the spring next year now. Lilies are so easy to grow, especially if you start with the Tree-like lilies as they are happy in any well-drained soil in a sunny position.

'Tree like' Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1152)


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\'Tree like\' Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs):

This question was asked by
- C. Caddick

I bought some of the above lily's from the Southport Flower show. When I opened the bag they have grown about 2 inches. I have planted them in pots will they flower this year ?

Hi there - yes they have just started sprouting and that's absolutely fine. I'm pleased to hear you have planted them straight away as they will be in flower in about 8 to 10 weeks.


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Tree Lilly:

This question was asked by
- M. Millward

I wish to buy some tree lilly's but not sure which. I live in Blackpool and plant my lilly's in containers to protect them from mice and frost. I am looking mainly for scent but also colour but mainly scent to fill my small garden. Can you surggest some types please. I would like them to reach at least 6' tall.

Hi Mark
All our tree lilies are fantastic. Usually you find the whiter the flower, the stronger the scent but Tree lilies are all highly scented . Have you seen our Tree lily collections which are a good offer at a slightly reduced price?

'Tree like' Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1152)

Multicoloured 'Tree-like' Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) Lily Bulb Collections (SKU17752)


The Hart Family
How do I plant my lilies? And care for lilies?:

This question was asked by
- A. Marriott

Hi there, just placed an order, hoping its a good mix, will be planting in containers, what is the best compost, does it require crocks for drainage,when should i plant, how deep, do i protect from frost, any information would be great, its a surprise for my wife, there her favourite flowers, so want to get it right, how long is delivery, many thanks

HI there,

You will receive Planting Instructions with your order so that should cover everything on there but here is an overview for you:

Planting Instructions
Lily Bulbs should be planted as soon as you receive them. Ideally in the Spring.
Find a location with full sun or partial shade.
Different Lily varieties tolerate different soil types, Acidic or Alkaline. Most of your lilies are Oriental Trumpet Lilies which can tolerate both. The Lipgloss Oriental Lily you've ordered will like Acidic (ericaceaous) soil. Although any good multipurpose compost is suitable, John Innes No 3 is recommended for most lilies. You can also add horticultural grit if the soil appears to dense.
Arrange the Lilies in an odd-number grouping.
As you are planting in pots and the varieties you have chosen are also known as Tree-lilies, we would recommend planting them in heavy patio pots to hold the weight of these tall lilies. Plant 3 bulbs in a 14-16" 'patio type' pot.
Plant the bulbs pointy end up with 6" of soil above them. You can add crocks to the bottom of the container if you wish, these will help with drainage and weighing the pot down.
Lilies can tolerate very cold conditions but they do not like to get wet.
Make sure lilies are kept moist but do not get waterlogged.
Lilies prefer to be planted in a location with at least half a days full sunshine, if its a bit too shady they will lean their stems towards the sun.
Lily bulbs do not like to be dried out so they must be kept in soil at all times even during the winter (It may be an idea to tilt the pots on their side in the winter to prevent waterlog). Lilies are happy to stay outside during the winter as they like a cold dormant phase so no need to worry about frost.
Try to plant your lilies where they will dry out after rain to prevent Botrytis, a fungus that spots the leaves. If you do see brown spots on your leaves, spray with a fungicide recommended for roses.
When the Lily has finished flowering, cut any seed heads back and allow the foliage to die back naturally. Do not be tempted to cut the stem back until stems becomes hollow and brown.
After a few years of flowering, you may find the your lilies produce less blooms, it may be time to lift your bulbs and divide them by breaking off the bulblets. All the bulbs will then need replanting.
You can feed your lilies with a Tomato Feed to stimulate and strengthen your lilies when you start to see signs of growth. Make up your tomato feed with half the recommended dilution (written on the instructions on the bottle) and feed once every 3 weeks.

Hope this all helps.
Kind regards


The Hart Family
Watering Lilies:

This question was asked by
- Francis Machin

Do lilies need a lot of watering?

Believe it or not lilies can take quite a bit of drought. They really like to be well drained. Unless it's very hot, then they only need watering once a week. If you are new to growing lilies, we would suggest trying the Oriental Trumpet Lilies to get you going as these are happy in any well-drained soil. Once you've started growing lilies, you'll see how easy they are and you'll be addicted I'm sure.

'Tree like' Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1152)

Multicoloured 'Tree-like' Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (SKU17752)


The Hart Family
Alkaline Soil:

This question was asked by
- Gemma Holmes

Which lilies are best for alkaline soil?

If you have Alkaline soil then Asiatic lilies are best. Or hybrid lilies are also quite happy in Alkaline soil for example Longiflorum Asiatic lilies, Oriental Trumpet lilies and Martagons lilies.

Asiatic Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1154)



'Tree like' Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1152)



Arabian Night Martagon Lily (SKU17726)

Lily 'Eyeliner' (SKU17703)


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Flowering times of Lily Bulbs:

This question was asked by
- R. Shirley Jackson

Please can you give me some lilies that flower around the time of RHS Tatton flower show (end of July).

Hi there,
We advise the following flowering times for each category of lilies:

End of June/Beginning of July : Asiatics
Asiatic Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1154)

Beginning of July/End of July : Oriental trumpets (tree lilies)
'Tree like' Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1152)

End of July/Beginning of August : Orientals and Roselilies
Oriental Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1153)

Roselily Bulb Collection (Pack of 10 Bulbs) (SKU17653)


The Hart Family
Which lilies are easy to grow?:

This question was asked by
- S. Henry

I once saw an expert on tv discussing lilies asiatic and oriental. He said one of these was easy to grow, the other not so. Trouble is, I cant remember which he said was easy! Can you please help? Thank you so much.

All lilies are fairly easy to grow as long as they are in well-drained soil. Different varieties of lilies do like different types of soil (Alkaline or Acidic). If you are unsure of your soil type in the garden, then growing them in pots will be perfect with a good multi-purpose soil and adequate drainage. But if you want to plant them in the garden borders,then go for Oriental Trumpet lilies are they are happy in any soil type.

So to answer your question, they are all easy to maintain and will come back year after year.

'Tree like' Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1152)

Multicoloured 'Tree-like' Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (SKU17752)


The Hart Family
Maintenance of Tree lilies:

This question was asked by
- Alan Liddell

How much maintenance do the tree lilies require ?

Tree lilies need very little maintenance, as long as they are in a well-drained area or pot and in a nice sunny location you will find they need very little maintenance. Lilies also like to be left out in the winter to have a cold dormant stage so no need to be lifted.


The Hart Family
What not to plant with lilies:

This question was asked by
- D. Mcquire

Are there any other summer flowering bulbs you wouldnt recommend planting together with Lilies?

Not really. Most summer flowering plants can be planted alongside lilies. Just bear in mind lilies like a more prominent sunny area where as some bulbs would rather a more shaded aspect like martagons and cyclamen. It's always worth thinking about staggering and lengthening the flowering period of your garden so you have more colour for longer.

For lilies, base your planting on the following flowering times:
We advise the following flowering times for each category of lilies:

End of June/Beginning of July : Asiatics
Asiatic Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1154)

Beginning of July/End of July : Oriental trumpets (tree lilies)
Tree like Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1152)

End of July/Beginning of August : Orientals and Roselilies
Oriental Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1153)

Roselily Bulb Collection (Pack of 10 Bulbs) (SKU17653)

Roselily Bulb Collection (Pack of 10 Bulbs) (SKU17653)


The Hart Family
Lily Bulb collections:
This question was asked by - Katie Wright
Hi, I was wondering, if I buy a tree lily bulb collection, will the bulbs be identified/separated? Sorry if this sounds like a daft question but I just wanted to make sure! Thanks, Katie

No it's not a daft question at all... the tree lily collection is separated and individually labelled. But some of the mixed packs (like the Dazzling whites for example are not) as they are just a mix of white lilies and combined at a discounted price.

'Tree like' Lily Bulb Collection (Pack of 12 Bulbs) (harts1152) The Hart Family
tree lillies:

This question was asked by
- T. Angus

hi I have just bought tree lilies - at the end of the season do you cut them down at bottom? thanks tom

No - cut the flower heads off once they have finished flowering and leave everything to die back naturally. Once the stem and foliage has turned yellow/brown you can then cut it off, leaving about an inch of stem from the surface.


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