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Lily 'Bentley'
Lily 'Bentley' Longiflorum Asiatic Bentley
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Lily 'Bentley' Longiflorum Asiatic Lilies

Lily Bulbs for sale

Latin name Lilium
Genus Lilium Longiflorum Asiatic
Colours Pale pink and pale yellow
Aspect Full Sun or Partial Shade
Height 110cm / 43"
Planting period Spring
Flowering period June/July
Soil Type Acidic or Alkaline
Bulb Size 16/18cm
Hardiness Very Hardy - H6 (-20°C to -15°C)
Shipping est Dispatched in 3-5 working days
Delivery time Spring delivery (Feb to June 2020)
Also suitable for containers Yes
Scented Slightly
Double flowered Yes
17767

Description of Lily 'Bentley' Longiflorum Asiatic Lilies

A beautiful Double Longiflorum Asiatic Lily in soft pink and pale yellow. This lily is great for cat lovers as it has no pollen but still fragrant. This lily will look beautiful planted in pots on your garden patio.  Buy Lily Bulbs | Bentley Longiflorum Asiatic Lily Bulbs from the Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

Planting and growing instructions: Buy Lily Bulbs | Bentley Longiflorum Asiatic Lily Bulbs from the Gold Medal winning Harts Nursery

How to plant LA Lilies

  • Longiflorum Asiatic 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.
  • Longiflorum Asiatic Hybrid Lily can tolerate most soil types, Acidic or Alkaline.
  • Arrange the Lilies in an odd-number grouping.
  • If planting in the garden, plant the bulbs about 5-8" apart. Space the groupings at least 3 feet apart.
  • If planting in pots, plant 3 bulbs in a 10-14" 'patio type' pot using good-quality, multi-purpose compost.
  • Plant the bulbs with 4-6" of soil above them.

Plant care: Buy Lily Bulbs | Bentley Longiflorum Asiatic Lily 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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Help to choose right lily for wedding

This question was asked by
- S. Stuart

Please can you recommend a white or partly pink lily I can grow in pots to cut for a wedding in mid July? Most of the lilies I have seen don't flower until late July onwards.

Good Evening,
I would probably advise planting some Asiatic Lilies as they are the earliest flowering lilies. However, it can be quite difficult to time their growth as they can be weather dependent. If it was me, and I wanted something in bloom for a particular date, I would probably plant a few different varieties to guarantee something will be in flower.

Have you looked at Lilium Bentley. This is a really stunning Longiflorum Asiatic double lily. In theory this should be in flower towards the end of June/Beginning of July:
Bentley (SKU17767)

You could also try the Asiatic Lily Elodie:
Elodie (harts1043)

Hope this helps.

Best wishes


The Hart Family


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